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)