Join the #WithRefugees Campaign - information letter from Cities of Migration organization
Invitation from the Cities of Migration organization....
Cities of Migration has joined UNHCR’s #WithRefugees campaign. You can too.
The historic New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was signed one year ago, uniting all 193 United Nations Member States in the belief that protecting refugees and supporting the countries that shelter them are shared international responsibilities to be borne equitably and reliably. In consultation with governments and other stakeholders, the Declaration gave UNHCR the task of developing “a global compact on refugee sand migrants”. The Global Compact on Refugees is a unique opportunity to strengthen the international community's response to the dire needs of people forced to flee their homes.
UNHCR’s #WithRefugees campaign aims to demonstrate public solidarity with refugees in the lead up to the General Assembly’s consideration of the global compact on refugees in November 2018. The campaign invites you to sign the #WithRefugees petition and encourages organizations standing in solidarity with refugees to show their support by joining the #WithRefugees coalition. You can also showcase how your organization is supporting refugees by adding your story to the #WithRefugees community map.
The #WithRefugees campaign is a global platform for sharing stories, good practices and narratives of solidarity with refugees and migrants. Its international coalition of over 300 members will help carry the message of refugee solidarity to an ever-widening, diverse global audience. Importantly, coalition membership helps UNHCR showcase practical ways of supporting refugees at a whole-of-society level, especially in the fields of education, shelter, and livelihoods, which are the focus of the petition.
Whatever your field, whether university, sport, art & culture, or NGO, corporation or municipality, if you are supporting or would like to support refugees, please consider joining UNHCR’s coalition to demonstrate your commitment and help spread the message of refugee solidarity to the world. UNHCR welcomes your support at this important time, both for refugees themselves, and as the international community works towards a global compact to protect their interests as tabled by the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016.
Consider watching What They Took With Them, the #WithRefugees invitation video, or the video we produced to celebrate Canada’s long tradition of community refugee sponsorship. We hope you'll share this message with your colleagues and friends.
Join us. Join the #WithRefugees coalition.
The Cities of Migration team