On World Refugee Day to be celebrated on 20th June UCLG endorses the declaration that has been undersigned by over 150 cities around the world.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 25 million people live outside their country to avoid and protect themselves and their families from the violence that spreads across our planet.
Historically, cities have been a refuge for these people as we have seen even in the past decade following the outbreak of conflicts in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
UCLG will continue working with the UN on the World Forum for Refugees. In the mean time we call our membership to join the declaration. Please write to us if you would like to endorse or if you have any question.
- Read the full declaration " Cities are standing #WithRefugees ".