From Sydney to San
Francisco, UNHCR and its partners, including
governments, donors, non-governmental organizations, goodwill ambassadors and
refugees themselves, took part in awareness-raising, cultural, educational,
environmental and sport activities to celebrate World Refugee Day 20 June.
In keeping with
past tradition, landmarks around the world were illuminated in UN blue,
including, for the second year in a row, the iconic Empire
in New York as well as the Colosseum in Rome, the Tokyo Tower and the world's largest civil administration
building, in Romania.