This initiative seeks to build upon the work related to the 2017 Global Mayors Summit that took place during the United Nations General Assembly in New York and that cities all over the world are already engaged in locally and through their networks.
To highlight this work we propose that cities and local authorities sign onto the statement of solidarity #WithRefugees.
The Global Press release that launched the Cities #WithRefugees statement of solidarity on 20 June 2018 can be found here http://www.unhcr.org/5b2a1b3d4?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_content=UNHCR%20Communication%20Service&utm_campaign=
We hope that cities and local authorities will continue to endorse the statement to send a strong message of global solidarity for families forced to flee.
You can read the submission and the press release in English, French, Spanish and Arabic here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9z7er01fk9q5unt/AAA9UkLXNpmv4Nu1lYbLQ99ga?dl=0
For reference, information on the development of a global compact on refugees is available here: http://www.unhcr.org/towards-a-global-compact-on-refugees.html The #WithRefugees campaign website is available here: http://www.unhcr.org/withrefugees/
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Claire Roberts Lamont (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you submitting and standing #WithRefugees.
Add your city to the solidarity statement.
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