UNHCR and CONARE offices

UNHCR offices in Brazil

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides aid to millions of people around the world who have been obligated to leave their country to save their lives. The agency promotes the protection of human rights and helps them to reconstruct their lives. UNHCR came into existence after the Second World War. Today, with a team of more than 7,500 people in over 125 countries, it helps around 34 million people worldwide. In Brazil, UNHCR supports the government as well as civil society organizations to strengthen the protection and integration of refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons. UNHCR Brazil has offices in Brasília, Boa Vista, Manaus and São Paulo.

UNHCR Brazil website: http://www.acnur.org.br

  • Brasília
    Tel.: (61) 3044-5744
    Email: [email protected]
    Address: SCN Quadra 05, Bloco A, Sala 316
    Brasília Shopping – Asa Norte
    Brasília – DF
    CEP 70715-000
  • Boa Vista
    Tel: (95) 3621-3100
    Address: Universidade Federal de Roraima – Prédio do Malocão Cultural
    Av. Capitão Ene Garcez, 2413, Bairro Aeroporto
    Boa Vista – RR
    CEP 69310-00
  • Manaus
    Tel. (92) 3396-5555 or (92) 3395-5556

National Committee for Refugees (CONARE)

CONARE is the Government Committee responsible for reviewing and deciding all asylum claims in Brazil. It is also the authority responsible for defining the Brazilian policy of refuge.

CONARE is linked to the Ministry of Justice and is made up of representatives of the following Ministries: Justice, Foreign Affairs, Health, Education, as well as the Federal Police and civil society organizations dedicated to assistance, local integration and refugee protection in Brazil. UNHCR and the Office of the Public Defender of the Union have a seat in CONARE with a voice but not a right to vote.

  • Brasília
    Esplanada dos Ministérios, Ministry of Justice, Annex II, Ground floor.
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Porto Alegre (Public attendance and registration update. There are no eligibility officers or face-to-face interviews)
    Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (IFRS) – Rua Coronel Vicente, 281, Centro (Trensurb station: Mercado)
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • São Paulo
    Centro Público de Direitos Humanos e Economia Solidária (Public Center for Human Rights and Solidarity Economy) – Rua Otto Alencar, 270, Bairro do Cambuci.
    E-mail: [email protected]