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Pillay to conduct her first visit to Angola from 22 to 24 April 2013

By United Nations - Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay will conduct her first ever mission to Angola from 22 to 24 April 2013, at the invitation of the Government.

During her three-day mission, Pillay will meet with meet President Eduardo dos Santos, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Human Rights, Interior, Women and Family Protection and the Attorney General. The High Commissioner will also meet with Angola's Ombudsman and the President of the Constitutional Court, as well as with members of civil society and the diplomatic corps.

The High Commissioner will undertake a number of field visits, including one to the Lunda Norte region, near Angola's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet with local communities and migrants.

At the end of her visit, on Wednesday 24 April, the High Commissioner will hold a press conference at the Hotel Epic Sana in Luanda from 16:00-17:00.