Date: June 20
Organized By: UN, UNHCR
Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
Every year June 20 is observed as World Refugee Day. This day is observed to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed to observe every year June 20 as World Refugee Day. The first World Refugee Day was observed on 20 June 2001.
2017: Waterloo Region Celebrates Refugees
2016: We stand together with refugees
2015: With courage let us all combine
2014: Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World
2013: Take 1 minute to support a family forced to flee
2012: 1 family torn apart by war is too many
2011: 1 refugee without hope is too many
2010: 1 refugee forced to flee is too many
2003: Refugee Youth: Building the Future
Actions and Programs
Different programs are conducted across the world to mark this day. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other organizations conduct different events on this day to raise awareness about the day.