United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR - UN Refugee Agency)

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  • I Implementer
  • N Network
  • P Policymaker


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, other forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

We work in over 130 countries, protecting millions of people and delivering life-saving assistance. We help safeguard fundamental human rights and develop solutions that ensure that people have a safe place to call home where they can build a better future.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Program/Project Implementation
  • Research - other

Secondary Functions

Not applicable or unknown

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary enrollment
  • Secondary Enrollment

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Migration
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR - UN Refugee Agency)

Headquarters location(s)

  • Geneva, Gelderland, Switzerland

Office location(s)

  • Denmark
  • Hungary
  • Jordan
  • Switzerland

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Afghanistan
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • Senegal
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Viet Nam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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