Tuesday, September 26, 2023
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina



UN chief calls to guarantee refugees´ right to seek asylum

ONU, Guterres
United Nations, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The world refugee population is now reaching record high and it is pressing to guarantee these people the human right to seek asylum and protection, UN Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres said on Monday.

On World Refugee Day, Guterres called for reflection on the courage and resilience of those fleeing war, violence and persecution, and recognition of compassion of those who welcome them.

As he recalled, the war in Ukraine has triggered the largest and fastest displacement in Europe since World War II.

Together with the women, children, and men fleeing conflict elsewhere in the world, the total number of forcibly displaced people has reached 100 million – a grim indictment of our times.

Everyone has the right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from, and whenever they are forced to flee, the UNSG stated.

The right to seek asylum is a fundamental ohuman right. People escaping violence or persecution must be able to cross borders safely, Guterres stressed.

They cannot be forced to return if their lives or freedom would be at risk. And like every human being, they should be treated with respect.

Refugees also need opportunities to heal, to learn, to work and to thrive, opportunities to return home if they so choose, or to rebuild their lives elsewhere, in safety and dignity.

In this regard, Guterres stressed that protecting refugees is a responsibility we all share.


name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.