World Refugee Day is an annual event observed on 20 June to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
Observed on: June 20
Organized by: UN, UNHCR
Introduced in: 2000 (UN Resolution)
About World Refugee Day
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 day was first observed on 20 June 2001.
Activities and Programs on the Day
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. Social media campaigns are tagged with #WithRefugees.
United Nations Refugee Agency, governments, celebrities, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, other national and regional organizations are conducting many programs to support this event. This observation is marked in over 100 countries.
Theme for World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day 2020 Theme is “Every Action Counts“
Refugee Day 2019 Theme was “#StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day“
Refugee Day 2018 Theme was “Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees“
2017 Theme: Embracing Refugees to Celebrate our Common Humanity
2016 Theme: We stand together with refugees
2015 Theme: With courage let us all combine
2014 Theme: Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World
2013 Theme: Take 1 minute to support a family forced to flee
2012 Theme: 1 family torn apart by war is too many
2011 Theme: 1 refugee without hope is too many
2010 Theme: 1 refugee forced to flee is too many
2009 Theme: Home
2008 Theme: Protection
2007 Theme: Perseverance
2006 Theme: Hope
2005 Theme: Courage
2004 Theme: Courage
2003 Theme: Refugee Youth: Building the Future
2002 Theme: Tolerance
2001 Theme: Respect