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World Refugee Day 2004: Croatia

World Refugee Day 2004: Croatia

20 June 2004

An Aghan refugee giving instructions during the dolphin show.

From June 10-20, Croatian Television (HRT) aired the UNHCR-produced World Refugee Day TV spot during prime time.

On June 19, UNHCR was a guest on a television programme, a show for ethnic minorities on HRT. UNHCR introduced viewers to the meaning of World Refugee Day, the situation of refugees in the world and UNHCR activities in Croatia.

On June 20, Croatian TV featured a report on the significance of the day, on UNHCR activities in the country and globally, in the main daily news programme. The report included a brief interview with a UNHCR official.

From June 14-20, an Osijek-based NGO, "Centre for Peace", in collaboration with UNHCR, held an exhibition of World Refugee Day information materials in Osijek City Library.

On June 3, UNHCR, the Centre for Human Rights and the Croatian Law Centre co-organised a roundtable on "Asylum in Croatia after 1 July 2004" to initiate a public debate on the right to asylum, international legal standards in the protection of asylum seekers and refugees, and the Law on Asylum, which was scheduled to enter into force on July 1.