JOINT STATEMENT FOR REFUGEE WEEK 2019
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.
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