World Refugee Day Events in Washington, DC
Posted on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Today marks World Refugee Day, and HIAS participated in several events to mark the occasion. Melanie Nezer, HIAS’ Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, attended a State Department event with Secretary of State John Kerry, and UNHCR hosted a reception featuring speeches by Assistant Secretary of State Ann Richard, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini, and others. UNHCR also sponsored a concert at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage featuring Grammy-award nominated Malian musician Cheick Hamala Diabate. Read Secretary Kerry’s remarks on the importance of World Refugee Day.