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World Refugee Day 2021

Jun 22, 2021
Categories: Event

The United Nations General Assembly introduced World Refugee Day in 2001.  Before 2001, June 20th was celebrated as African Refugee Day, introduced in 1975.  This day was established in 1975 by the then Organization for African Unity, now called the African Union.  Today, the two days coincide to honor refugees around the world.  It celebrates the dignity of the forcibly displaced. [1] Who is a refugee? According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee... Refugee Day 2021-1.png