July 28th, 1951 – UN Refugee Convention is adopted


The Geneva Convention on Refugees was signed on July 28th, 1951 at a UN special conference in Geneva. It was on January 31st, 1967 when the "Protocol on the Status of Refugees" was added. The Convention consists of 141 states. The Convention provides the legal basis for the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Refugees under the Convention, are defined as persons who request asylum in a country due to a well-founded fear of persecution. They have to be protected there.

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