UNA-USA & UNHCR Refugee Resolution Challenge
In commemoration of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2023, UNA-USA and UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, have joined forces to announce a collaborative effort specifically for UNA-USA chapters throughout the United States.
Introducing the Refugee Resolution Challenge, this initiative presents UNA-USA chapters with a unique opportunity to engage in discussions surrounding the crucial issues related to forced displacement. By hosting debates centered on one of the following four topics, UNA-USA chapters can subsequently submit a resolution to UNA-USA, which will be shared with UNHCR:
- Ensuring the Safety of Individuals Seeking Asylum
- Safeguarding the Well-being of Refugee Children
- Enhancing Refugees’ Access to Employment and Financial Services
- Addressing Challenges of Internal Displacement
These debates will generate resolutions that will undergo evaluation by a panel comprised of UNHCR members, young refugee leaders, and independent experts. The awards ceremony will take place at the conclusion of 2023. The most innovative ideas will be shared with policymakers and promoted through UNHCR’s extensive social media channels, reaching millions of people worldwide.
While this special opportunity has traditionally been reserved for Model UN conferences, UNHCR and UNA-USA have extended the invitation to any UNA-USA community or campus chapter to apply and facilitate a simulation or debate before December 31, 2023.
Application form for UNA-USA Chapters Here