Promoting Refugee Protection
UNHCR supports countries in the region* to develop national refugee legislation, increase capacity in refugee status determination and introduce protection safeguards in immigration procedures.
UNHCR provides technical assistance in Pacific Island countries to support the development of national refugee legislation and accession to the refugee and statelessness conventions through capacity building and training activities.
The key legal document that forms the basis of our work.
A guide to international refugee protection and building state asylum systems.
*UNHCR’s Regional Representation in Canberra covers Australia, the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.