15 May 2007

World Refugee Day/Refugee Weeks

World Refugee Day is June 20th. The aim is to honour the courage and determination of refugees and to "recognise the richness and diversity they bring to our societies." Various events are taking place across the globe to commemorate the day. Find out more on UNHCR's special events page.

Two week-long programmes to raise awareness of refugee issues will be held 18-23/24 June, to intersect with World Refugee Day. The first is the UK's Refugee Week, with events organised across the country. Visit the web site for background information, ideas for events, and other scheduled activities.

Australia will also be celebrating Refugee Week; this year's theme is "The Voices of Young Refugees." Check the Refugee Council of Australia site for more details and ideas for getting involved.

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