News18 via MSN – The date, June 20, was decided upon by the United Nations General Assembly while adopting Resolution 55/76, on December 4, 2000. In 2001, on June 20, World Refugee Day was celebrated for the first time. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention which deals with the protection of refugees internationally.
World Refugee Day 2021: Theme
The theme for this year’s World Refugee Day is “Together we heal, learn and shine.” It highlights the basic needs of displaced persons, such as healthcare, nutrition and education. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is also using sports to help displaced people heal through physical and mental activities.