Today the World Refugee Day is celebrated worldwile . Why this day? Because with the Resolution 55/76 – approved on the 4th December 2000, on the 50° years anniversary of the Convention on refugees status (1951) – the UN General Assembly decided to increase their efforts to reach a stronger and long-lasting peace and sustainability , thus trying to guarantee a higher safety to refugees.
Globally, 25.4 million of people are refugees and half of them are women or young girls, while half of the total refugees worldwile are minors.
Nevertheless, the total number of people caused to flee is more than 70 millions, according to the UNHCR Global Trends report.
This number (70.8 millions of people) includes refugees (people caused to flee and leave their country due to wars or persecutions), asylum seekers (people who are under humanitarian protection while are waiting for their applications’ final results), and the so-called internal displaced persons. The last one is the bigger group: 41.3 millions of people globally.
We truly believe on intercultural intergration and on diversity advantage and we strongly consider human rights and respect fo all, for every human being as the core point for societies willing to be truly inclusive and equal. As a matter of fact, local politics have a crucial role on this and can take action to give value to the diversities that are part of our societies.
This video of the Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe shows us why the recognition and the valorization of diversities is crucial in the intercultural approach
Watch the video!
Long version https://vimeo.com/340198046
Short version https://vimeo.com/340200427
Discover more about our project on social and economic inclusion for third-countries-nationals: MILE – Migrants Integration in the Labour Market in Europe