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The 1951 Refugee Convention: 70 years of life-saving protection

The 1951 Refugee Convention: 70 years of life-saving protection

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a key international treaty establishing the rights of people forced to flee. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says that recommitting to its spirit and fundamental principles is more urgent today than ever....

UNHCR congratulates the Tokyo 2020 Refugee Olympic Team

UNHCR congratulates the Tokyo 2020 Refugee Olympic Team

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, celebrates the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of the Tokyo 2020 Refugee Olympic Team on 8 June 2021. After years of training, 29 refugee athletes will head to Tokyo in July to participate at this summer’s games....

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