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World Refugee Day 2003: Spain

World Refugee Day 2003: Spain

20 June 2003

Spain's Queen Sofía visiting the UNHCR stand at the Madrid Book Fair. © UNHCR/H.Peraza

From May 30 to June 15, UNHCR took part in the annual Book Fair in Madrid. Its booth exhibited refugee photos as well as art works donated by celebrities to be auctioned in benefit of refugees. The event was graced by Queen Sofía.

The World Refugee Day ceremony at the Spanish Parliament.

On June 20, a ceremony was held at the Spanish Parliament in the presence of high-ranking government officials, parliamentarians, refugees, academics and NGOs. A photo exhibition on young refugees, "One day at a refugee camp", was held at the hall of the Parliament building for two weeks.