World Refugee Day, 20 June 2002
UNHCR hosted a civil society meeting on 10 June, with the participation of the High Commissioner, Ruud Lubbers. NGOs, academics, artists, and media were invited, as well as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Adel Imam. The discussion focused on the refugee issues in the Middle East.
A dinner concert was organised and sponsored by Mr. Naguib Sawiris, Chairman of Orascom Telecom, to raise awareness on the refugee cause. The audience enjoyed a musical performance by Yuri Mrakadi. Celebrities including Adel Imam and distinguished guests from the art and business communities were present, as well as representatives from UNRWA (the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).