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date: 15 October 2019

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This chapter examines the normative agenda of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as well as the effectiveness of its efforts to protect refugees within the context of international politics, expanding global mobility regime, and a growing and diverse group of displaced people in need of assistance and protection. It begins with a discussion of the UNHCR’s role in the global refugee regime and how its work has been affected by global politics and the interests of states within the global refugee regime. It then considers some of the key issues and problems UNHCR is likely to face in the future and concludes with some proposals on how to make the agency more effective in addressing the plight of refugees.

Keywords: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, refugees, international politics, mobility, protection, assistance

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