June 20 – World Refugee Day  

United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed every year on June 20
 To raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
 From 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day.
 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
 2016 theme is “We stand together with refugees”.
 World Refugee Day theme 2017- “Waterloo Region Celebrates Refugees”(Waterloo- Canada)

 

 

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