World Refugee Day - 20 June

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World-Refugee-Day---20-JuneWorld Refugee Day is observed annually on 20 June.

An Overview of the News

  • World Refugee Day is an internationally recognized day established by the United Nations.

  • Its purpose is to pay tribute to refugees around the world.

  • The day serves as a platform to acknowledge the bravery and determination of individuals who have been forced to flee their homeland due to conflict or persecution.

  • The theme for World Refugee Day 2023 is "Hope away from home".

  • The theme emphasizes the importance of mental well-being for refugees in rebuilding their lives and striving for a brighter future.

History of World Refugee Day

  • It originated with the resolution 55/76 of the United Nations General Assembly passed on 4 December 2000.

  • The purpose of the resolution is to raise awareness of the growing global refugee population and to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention.

  • The Refugee Convention of 1951 was established after World War II to establish a legal framework to protect and ensure the rights of refugees.

  • The convention defined criteria for identifying individuals as refugees, outlined their rights, and defined the responsibilities of states in providing protection and assistance to them.

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