UN Secretary-General - Message on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2011

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention. It is also 60 years since UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, was established. In that time the work of helping the world?s refugees and other forcibly displaced people has neither decreased nor become easier.

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Remarks of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at the World Refugee Day Nansen Lecture

The Fridtjof Nansen Memorial Lecture is held annually in a number of capitals around the world to commemorate the birth of the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanist and Nobel laureate, Fridtjof Nansen (1861?1930).

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World Refugee Day event in Kyiv brings together officials, refugees and actvists

This year, which marks 60th Anniversary of the UN 1951 Refugee Convention, UNHCR Regional Office in Kyiv decided to mark the World Refugee Day in way which would make guests better understand living conditions of refugees.

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UNHCR report: 80% of world?s refugees in developing countries

GENEVA, 20 JUNE 2011 - A UNHCR report released today reveals deep imbalance in international support for the world?s forcibly displaced, with a full four-fifths of the world?s refugees being hosted by developing countries ? and at a time of rising anti-refugee sentiment in many industrialized ones.

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