European Youth Capital joins the UN in celebrating World Refugee Day
Every year on June 20 the world celebrates World Refugee Day. Over 50 million people have fled their homes around the world, and this number is steadily increasing.
The Project Cluj-Napoca 2015 - European Youth Capital joins the global campaign of awareness of refugees promoted by the UN Refugee Agency "Ordinary people in unusual circumstances". UNHCR campaign launched in Romania encourages Romanians to learn more about refugees who survived extraordinary circumstances, settling eventually in a new country of adoption, such as Romania.
Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Cluj-Napoca Tailors' Bastion a photo exhibition will be organized between 12 pm – 6 pm. The official launching event will take place at 12 pm with representatives of UNHCR in Romania. Refugees living in Romania are expected to attend the event.
Cluj-Napoca is the European Youth Capital in 2015, a title won during a competition that was opened to 49 European countries. European Youth Capital is the title awarded to a European city for one year, during which it will be granted the opportunity to present, through a multi-directional program, its life and development, from youth perspective point of view, on cultural, social, political and economic issues. The Youth Capital initiative encourages the implementation of innovative ideas, relative to the active participation of youth in society, aiming to present a model for the future development of youth policies across other European municipalities.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve related problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
In more than six decades, UNHCR has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million people around the world.
More information about the campaign are available on www.unhcr.org
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