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World Refugee Day 2004: Slovenia

World Refugee Day 2004: Slovenia

20 June 2004

UNHCR staff register refugees at the Douma registration center on the outskirts of Damascus. Registering with UNHCR ensures that the most vulnerable refugees receive aid.

On 18 June, a concert of popular music including Bosnian refugees' folk music, African refugees reggae music and a Slovene group performing blues, took place in the Ljubljana city centre. The honorary speaker of the event was the Mayor of Ljubljana city. Speeches were given by both the Mayor and the UNHCR Representative.

At the concert site and around the city centre, UNHCR distributed balloons and different ethnic food made by refugees and asylum seekers.

A UNHCR press package with the World Refugee Day statement of the High Commissioner, a press release and the 2003 Global Refugee Trends report was distributed to the media, diplomatic missions and UNHCR partners.

In addition, several media interviewed UNHCR staff.

The events were advertised in Slovene newspapers, with posters and the hand-distribution of leaflets all around the city.