April 8, 2003
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 1:00 P.M.
Reception Hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to Honor the Co-Chairs of the newly-formed BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL REFUGEE CAUCUS.
Media are invited to this reception and will have an opportunity to interview the co-sponsors and other Caucus members.
Refugee Caucus co-chairs: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and other founding members of the Refugee Caucus; Ms. Guenet Guebre-Christos, UNHCR Regional Representative; Mr. Oliver Tunda, refugee from Sudan
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2337
For UNHCR to honor this initiative on behalf of refugees by the four co-chairs of the Refugee Caucus, which "will be dedicated to affirming the United States' leadership and commitment to the protection, humanitarian needs, and compassionate treatment of refugees and persons in refugee-like circumstances throughout the world."
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
Joung-ah Ghedini or Hanna Kiuru, UNHCR-Regional Office in Washington, (202) 296-5191