United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Article 22(2) of the CRC obligates States Parties to provide, as they consider appropriate, co-operation in any efforts by the United Nations and other competent intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations co-operating with the United Nations to protect and assist refugee children. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the main organ of the United Nations dealing with refugees. The mandate of the High Commissioner is to provide international protection to refugees under the auspices of the United Nations and, together with governments, to seek permanent solutions to their problems. In August 1988 the UNHCR issued the first edition of the "Guidelines on Refugee Children", which was updated in 1994. These Guidelines, which define the objectives, principles and practical measures for the protection and assistance of refugee children, take the provisions of the CRC into account.
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