Advocacy helps to transform policies and services that affect displaced and stateless people on a national, regional and global level. It is a vital part of our work at UNHCR.
In both countries of asylum and countries of origin, UNHCR works within national political, economic and social structures to bring policies, practices and laws into compliance with international standards.
In times of forced displacement, we use advocacy to influence governments, non-governmental partners and the public at large to adopt practices that ensure the protection of those in need.
We work to protect and uphold the rights of refugees, other displaced and stateless people.