On June 20, photo exhibition was solemnly opened in the building of Supreme Council of Ukraine dedicated to World Refugee Day. The event was organized by Representation of UNHCR under aegis of Committee of Supreme Council of Ukraine on human rights, national minorities and international relations.
Congratulating the organizers and presented, temporary acting head of SMS Vasyl Grytsak stressed that development of asylum institute in Ukraine is one of the most important priorities in the work of Migration Service. In pursuance of orders of the President of Ukraine and the Government to ensure European integration processes, in the course of last two years legislation on refugee status in Ukraine has been brought in correspondence with European standards.
In addition to photos of the refugees in Ukraine and paintings of the children-refugees, the exhibition also was partially dedicated to the achievements of Fridtjof Nansen – Norwegian figure, who played a prominent role in rendering service to refugees in the first half of 20th century. Scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and the first Supreme Commissioner for Nation League on issues of refugees, Fridtjof Nansen introduced a special international certificate for refugees, so-called “Nansen’s passport”. It allowed them not only to travel as well as to start soon a new life.