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World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Argentina

World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Argentina

20 June 2007


UNHCR organized a tree-planting ceremony in Buenos Aires Park, which was attended by refugees, government officials, humanitarian aid workers, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Osvaldo Laport and popular Argentine singer Luciano Pereyra.

A multimedia press campaign called "No Frontiers" was launched. It draws parallels between the universality of sports, music, art and fashion on the one hand, and aid to refugees on the other. Radio spots featured Laport. WRD banners were displayed at a concert by Argentine singer Vicentico as well as in theatres and museums all around Buenos Aires.

Laport arranged for a mention of WRD in "Son de Fierro," his popular soap opera broadcast in Argentina and Uruguay.