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World Refugee Day 2004: Serbia and Montenegro

World Refugee Day 2004: Serbia and Montenegro

20 June 2004


On 16 June, World Refugee Day activities were launched at the UNHCR press conference held at the Media Centre in Belgrade.

On 18 June, an exhibition on the theme "Searching for durable solutions" took place at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade and was organised by UNHCR, national and international partners.

On 20 June, a special TV programme on World Refugee Day was aired on the national public television, while a public roundtable discussion on durable solutions was organised at the Ethnographic Museum on 22 June.

In Novi Sad, the regional centre in the north of the country, a UNHCR/NGO exhibition and roundtable event were organised, as well as the broadcast of the World Refugee Day TV spot at the principal local TV station.

On 20 June, a distribution of World Refugee Day posters, leaflets and postcards was held in Kraljevo with the participation of local NGOs and authorities. UNHCR, together with the Red Cross, organised activities for the day. The concept of the event was local integration as a durable solution. The World Refugee Day programme included educational and cultural performances presented by refugee children.

On 20 June, UNHCR and its partners organised in Gornji Milanovac a public gathering at the local community centre including an exhibition of refugee handicrafts, a distribution of clothes for refugee children and a distribution of World Refugee Day posters, leaflets and postcards.

From 18 till 20 June, World Refugee Day took place on the Kralja Milana Square in Nis. An exhibition of handicrafts, photos from a photography workshop and UNHCR posters and printed materials took place. Special World Refugee Day programmes were broadcast on TV and radio.

In Smederevo, UNHCR, in cooperation with the local media, organised a whole-day outdoor event in the centre of the city including an NGO fair, refugee handicrafts, performances and music concerts.

The premiere of the play, "The Jungle Book" took place on 20 June, in the Smederevo Theatre Hall.

In Podgorica, an exhibition organised by UNHCR and partners was opened at the Cultural Information Centre on achieving durable solutions for refugees in Montenegro.

In coordination with local NGO partners, outdoor street events and presentations of World Refugee Day materials took place in Podgorica, Berane and Bar.