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National Activity Plan 2006: Costa Rica

National Activity Plan 2006: Costa Rica

20 June 2006

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and US Secretary of State Colin Powell celebrating World Refugee Day in Washington, D.C. © UNHCR/H.Farhad

  • Seeking to generate acceptance and support for the refugees' plight, a "Hope Concert" at the Costa Rican National Theatre with the Costa Rican Philharmonic Orchestra will take place.
  • The World Refugee Day logo will be printed on national lottery tickets on those issued on 16 June. Also, the Costa Rican Electricity and Telecommunications Institute (ICE) will issue one million telephone cards with the 2006 World Refugee Day "Hope" designs.
  • A Catholic mass will take place on Sunday 18 June, dedicated to the refugee community. The mass will be held in San José's Metropolitan Cathedral.
  • Several activities such as an essay contest on refugees as well as information sessions and round tables have been organized with high school students of the Costa Rican province of Heredia.
  • A photo exhibition on "Hope" will take place during two weeks in June at the Cultural House of the Costa Rican province of Heredia.