World Refugee Day 2004: Saudi Arabia

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2004

A national and regional campaign was organised and sponsored by the Foreign, Education and Defence Ministries. The function took place at the renowned King Abdulaziz Historical Centre in the heart of Riyadh. Some 20 journalists, representing local, regional and international press, covered the ceremony. This year's celebration included a 15-day poster and photo exhibition including 65 locally-made pictures on UNHCR's mandate, history, activities and accomplishments with a special focus on voluntary repatriation. The exhibition attracted a huge number of visitors. Press interviews also took place.