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20June: World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day has been marked on 20 June, ever since the UN General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, adoptedresolution 55/76where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the1951 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