Sunday, June 20, 2021

World Refugee Day


June 20 is World Refugee Day.  The United Nations has declared that "World Refugee Day 2021 focuses on the power of inclusion.

The shared experience of COVID-19 has showed us that we only succeed if we stand together. We have all had to do our part to keep each other safe and despite the challenges, refugees and displaced people have stepped up.

Given the chance, refugees will continue to contribute to a stronger, safer and more vibrant world. Therefore UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's World Refugee Day campaign this year is calling for the greater inclusion of refugees in health systems, schools and sport. Only by working together can we recover from the pandemic.

Together we heal, learn and shine."

The UN World Refugee Day website includes information for a "UN Chamber Music Society Virtual Concert in Celebration of World Refugee Day."

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi’s message on World Refugee Day - 20 June 2021


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