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JOINT STATEMENT FOR REFUGEE WEEK 2019

17 June, 2019 - by Michelle O'Neill


As Political Leaders we encourage everyone to join us in acknowledging and celebrating Refugee Week 2019. 

§  We confirm our shared belief in the principles of global refugee protection and relevant international legal standards, including the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.

§  We recognise the vital contribution that refugees continue to make to our society.  

§  We are determined to create a welcoming, safe and secure environment for those fleeing persecution.

§  We pledge to do all that we can to offer practical support and meaningful assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers, in ways that reflect our collective commitment to the common good and our common humanity.

Co-signed

Arlene Foster MLA, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party

Michelle O’Neill MLA, Assembly Leader and Vice-President of Sinn Féin

Robin Swann MLA, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

Colum Eastwood MLA, Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party

Naomi Long MLA, Leader of the Alliance Party

Clare Bailey MLA, Leader of the Green Party

Claire Sugden MLA, Independent

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