Why 20th June?

International Refugee Day

On the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Convention in 2001, the United Nations General Assembly declared 20 June as the World Refugee Day.

UNITED stimulates an annual campaign around this date, aiming to highlight refugee issues from an NGO perspective at all levels: local, national and European. We call upon all organisations to take part in this campaign. Visit the Facebook page for regular updates, news, tips and see ‘join the campaign’ for ideas how to get involved.

Without concrete action, these tragic death tolls of Fortress Europe will continue to rise. It is time for change.