Y-PEER Celebrates World Refugee Day 2016

Y-PEER Celebrates World Refugee Day 2016

Each year on June 20th the United Nations and countless civic groups around the world host World Refugee Day events in order to draw the public's attention to the millions of refugees and Internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution.

The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events in more than 100 countries, involving government officials, humanitarian aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves. On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, the General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

Y-PEER as part of global youth community working with refugees in different countries and settings stands for the refugee's rights. Since the beginning of Refugee Crisis, Y-PEER national networks started adapting their national action plans and programming activities for inclusive engagement of their peers affected by crisis. 

This year, members of Y-PEER network in different countries who are participating at Y-PEER Global Advisory Board meeting in the Dead Sea, Jordan deliver their messages through videos and pictures and compiled video clip dedicated for the World Refugees Day 2016 you can find here:


Author: Sharafdzhon Boborakhimov
International Coordinator in charge of Advocacy & Partnership

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