World Refugee Day 20 June in Soweto!

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 28, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 20th June, UNHCR together with partners will be commemorating World Refugee Day in Soweto. The event features a performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir – 3 time Grammy award winners! You are all invited to attend. Please also feel free to share this invite with your networks.


When: 20 June 2012 9:30 to 14:00

What: World Refugee Day Commemoration

The United Nations General Assembly declared 20 June as the World Refugee Day in 2000. Every year, events are held all over the world to commemorate refugees and celebrate their courage.

Theme: One Family Torn Apart by War it Too Many

We are all different, we are all equal Ubuntu has no borders.

Where: Orlando Communal Hall 129 Adam Street, Orlando East Soweto, Johannesburg

Who: Performances by the Grammy Award Winning Soweto Gospel Choir and refugee cultural groups Remarks by DHA, UNHCR, City of Johannesburg and Ms. Antoinette Sithole, Sister of Hector Pieterson.

Organized by:

Department of Home Affairs

City of Johannesburg

UNHCR- the UN Refugee Agency

IOM- International Organization for Migration

CORMSA- Coalition for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa

CSVR – Center for the Study of Violence and Reconcilation

Catholic Commission of Justice and Peace

Creative South Africa

JRS – Jesuit Refugee Services

RAO- Refugee Aid Organisation

RMC – Refugee Ministries Centre


Sonke Gender Justice


United Nations – Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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