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Self-Study Module 2: Refugee Status Determination. Identifying who is a refugee
This module aims to:
- Foster a common understanding of refugee status determination among all UNHCR staff;
- Familiarize UNHCR partners, whether governmental, intergovernmental or non-governmental, with the basic principles of refugee status determination, in terms of both substantive eligibility criteria and procedural aspects;
- Contribute to the realization of the goals of the Agenda for Protection, which is a programme of action to improve the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers around the world agreed by States, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and UNHCR as part of the Global Consultations on International Protection process, endorsed by the Executive Committee of UNHCR and welcomed by the General Assembly.