Friday, June 19, 2015


 Compiled by Dick Bennett for a CULTURE OF PEACE  and JUSTICE   
(Newsletter #1 June 29, 2008; #2 Dec. 4, 2011; #3 June 20, 2012; #4, June 20, 2014).

What’s at stake:  UN: 2014 saw record number of world refugees
In 2014 a record 59.5 million people were refugees, asylum seekers, or displaced due to conflict, violence, or war [add climate change and the numbers escalate –Dick], says an annual global trends report by the United Nations refugee agency. That total figure is up 16% from 2013 and 59% from 2004, says the report, which was released in advance of World Refugee Day on Saturday. The Guardian (London)(6/18), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (6/18), Voice of America (6/18), Voice of America (6/18)
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World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20. Join OMNI on this special day when the world takes time to recognize the needs and the resilience of forcibly displaced people.

See: UNHCR: High Commissioner for Refugees Newsletter.

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Contents #4 at end
Contents UN World Refugee DAY Newsletter #5, June 20, 2015
UN World Refugee DAY June 20, 2015
Angelina Jolie Pitt, UN Ambassador
World Refugee Day
20 June
·         UN Home
·         Main Page
·         Helping Refugees
·         UN Secretary-General's Message
·         Documents
·         UN System
·         Resources
·         Stories
·         UN Observances

"Most of the world’s refugees – 86 per cent -- live in the developing world, compared to 70 per cent 10 years ago. Most of these countries have kept their doors open to people in search of safety, and have shown a generosity that is often well beyond their means. I appeal to all Member States and our partners in civil society to do their utmost to support the nations and communities that have welcomed the forcibly displaced into their midst.."
Ban Ki-moon
Kosovar refugees fleeing their homeland
Kosovar refugees fleeing their homeland on 01 March 1999
UN Photo/UNHCR/R LeMoyne
For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own Refugee Days and even Weeks. One of the most widespread is Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated on 20 June in several countries.
The UN General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, adopted resolution 55/76 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on 20 June.
The General Assembly therefore decided that 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day.
This year, Over twenty celebrities from around the world have released a series of 30 second videos supporting refugees as part of a coordinated campaign for this year'

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ANGELINA JOLIE PITT (June 19, 2015 search)
A Special Envoy for Refugee Issues
After years of dedicated service to UNHCR and the cause of refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt in April 2012 was appointed as Special Envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. In her new and expanded role, she will be focusing on major crises resulting in mass population displacements; undertaking advocacy and representing UNHCR and Guterres at the diplomatic level; and engaging with decision-makers on global displacement issues. Through this work, she will help contribute to the vital process of finding solutions for people displaced by conflict.
Jolie Pitt previously represented UNHCR as a Goodwill Ambassador, and in this role she conducted more than 40 field visits around the world, becoming well-versed in the phenomenon of forced displacement and a tireless advocate on their behalf.
An unflagging determination to give a voice to refugees and internally displaced people, undertaking advocacy on their behalf to facilitate lasting solutions.
Read more about Jolie Pitt's personal impressions and reflections during her field missions as Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR.

Contents #4, June 20, 2014
Google Search, UN World Refugee Day 2014  
Tom Engelhardt and Dahr Jamail:  Warming, Weather Extremes, Refugees
UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees
USA for UNHCR Appeal for Contributions
Syrian Refugees
Iraqi Refugees
African Refugees
RESCUERS:  Archive for Past Nansen Winners
Refugee Crisis 2012: 2500 People a Day
Individual Responsibility and Courage;  Rescuing Jews in France During WWII


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