"Our responses to refugees must be grounded in our shared values of responsibility sharing, non-discrimination, and human rights and in international refugee law, including the principle of non-refoulement."
— UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
World Refugee Day has been marked on 20 June, ever since 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.
In the world where violence forces hundreds of families, thousands of children and elderly people to flee each day. It is the time to act on by all individual, families, communities, and nation as a whole to show world leaders that the global public stands with refugees.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY IS OBSERVED ON 20TH DAY OF JUNE EACH YEAR.
Refugee agencies petition on June 20th to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY OBSERVATION
(JULY 9, 2017)
This program was brought to you by
Green Mountain Bhutanese Organization (GMBO) and
Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP)/USCRI
On the auspicious occasion of World Refugee Day 2017, a general program will be observed in Burlington Vermont on 9th July 2017; Sunday (10:00am-04:00pm). Several immigrant communities including, Bhutanese, Burmese, Burgundian, Vietnamese, African, Somali and more will come together to observe the day. More than 1000 immigrant community members will be present and 10% to 15% of them will take part in the event either as a player or as a volunteer. We shall be presenting Songs, dances, cultural programs from each community groups for audiences. Sports, including but not limited to Soccer, Volleyball, sack race, skipping, track, etc. will be organized and the winners of each category will be awarded.
WE welcome all Community members, neighbors, donors, well-wishers and any interested individual can come and celebrate the day with us.
YOU ARE WELCOME.......