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Senior UN human rights official to visit Central African Republic from 29 July to 2 August 2013

By United Nations - Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Senior UN human rights official to visit Central African Republic from 29 July to 2 August 2013
Senior UN human rights official to visit Central African Republic from 29 July to 2 August 2013
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GENEVA, Switzerland, July 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, will conduct an official visit to the Central African Republic from 29 July to 2 August 2013.

During his four-day mission, Šimonović will meet the Transitional Authorities, including the Prime Minister of the Transitional Government, the Head of State of the Transition, key Ministers as well as religious leaders and members of civil society organizations and of the international community.

The Assistant Secretary-General will undertake a number of field visits in Bangui and is also planning to go to Bambari in the North Eastern prefecture of Ouaka, some 385 km from Bangui.

On Thursday 1 August, the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights will hold a press conference at the BINUCA premises in Bangui from 15:30 to 16:30.