The "United States of the World" with its autonomous sections "Fondazione Mediterraneo" and "Accademia del Mediterraneo" celebrated "World Refugee Day" in order to intensify efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts and contribute to peace and security for refugees.
The United Nations General Assembly chose to celebrate "World Refugee Day" on 20 June each year with Resolution 55/76. The document was passed on 4 December 2000 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
The "United States of the World" joined with Resolution No. 136 of 16 July 2001.
"Still this year, said Secretary-General Michele Capasso, Syrians, citizens of Sudan, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be among those most in need of a resettlement programme".
Several events have been organised in various countries by the "United States of the World" around the world to mark the Day.