History

The UNHCR hosted the first “Refugee Congress” on August 3, 2011, steps away from Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

The historic event brought together 60 refugees and asylum-seekers from across the United States to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.