Advocacy is a key element in UNHCR’s work worldwide to protect refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people and stateless people. It is a cornerstone of protection strategies, used in combination with activities such as information dissemination, monitoring and negotiation. These can help transform policies and services on national, regional or global levels to better protect people for whom UNHCR bears responsibility. Learn more
about UNHCR’s advocacy efforts worldwide.
In Malaysia, UNHCR works within national political, economic, and social structures that directly affect the lives of refugees and other people of concern to bring policies, practices and laws into compliance with international standards. This entails building partnerships with the Government, Non-Governmental Organisations, private sector, civil society groups and concerned individuals in an effort to broaden the protection environment for refugees.