MHRFT at the inaugural UNHCR Refugee Congress


August 3-4, 2011

On August 3-4, Igor Kotler, MHRFT President and Executive Director, participated in the work of the First Refugee Congress hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) agency in Washington, DC. The two-day event organized by UNHCR to mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention was the first Refugee Congress to be held in the United States. It featured a group of 60 current or former refugees and asylum-seekers. Meetings, discussions and exchange of ideas held during the event by Mr. Kotler helped increase the visibility of the Museum within the refugee community and establish key relationships that will lead to new events and projects conducted by the Museum.

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