World Refugee Day 2002: Gabon

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2002

A conference-debate on refugee protection issues was organised at the National Assembly. The participants included parliamentarians, mayors, government officials, diplomats, and UN agency representatives.

An exhibition of arts-and-crafts made by refugees took place in the National Assembly Hall, Franceville, and Tchibanga.

A football match between Gabonese and refugees was held.

Refugee women prepared traditional food for Gabonese guests.