Nyadol Nyuon OAM meets with a student at Kakuma Secondary School in Kenya.
© UNHCR/Steve Kiza

World Refugee Day 2024

Join Australia for UNHCR at a special celebration for World Refugee Day on Thursday 20 June.

Past event
Held, 20 June 2024

Gillian Triggs and Nyadol Nyuon to join World Refugee Day celebrations in Sydney

Australia for UNHCR is delighted to announce that Gillian Triggs, one of the country’s most well-known human rights advocates, will be speaking at our World Refugee Day lunch in June.

Ms Triggs has recently retired as UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, a role that took her all over the world advocating for refugees and displaced people.

We will also be joined by lawyer and human rights advocate, Nyadol Nyuon OAM. Nyadol grew up in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya where she completed most of her primary and secondary education. She recently returned to Kakuma with Australia for UNHCR.

This year’s lunch will be hosted by SBS presenter, Kumi Taguchi. We’ll be raising money for education programs in refugee camps.

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Purchase tickets by Friday 10 May for our early bird prices. 

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