UN – World Refugee Day (20 June 2021)


As 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the number of displaced persons in need of protection (82.4 million) has never been higher, France reaffirms its commitment to welcoming, protecting and integrating refugees.

France applauds the commitment and effectiveness of the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which works in ever more difficult conditions, and reaffirms its full support for that body. The upcoming visit to Paris by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi for the Generation Equality Forum will allow us to step up cooperation with the UNHCR on a range of topics of common interest.

France will continue working actively to strengthen protection for civilians and respect for international humanitarian law in armed conflicts