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Senior UN human rights official visits Burundi, 25 to 27 June 2014

By United Nations - Office of the UN High Commissione

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, is visiting Burundi from 25 to 27 June to assess the human rights situation in the country.

During his visit, Simonovic is scheduled to meet with the President of the Republic of Burundi and with senior members of the Government, including the Ministers of External Relations and International Cooperation, Justice, Public Security, Interior, and of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender. He is also expected to meet with the President of the Independent National Human Rights Commission and with representatives of civil society organisations.

Before leaving Burundi, Assistant Secretary-General Simonovic will hold a press conference in Bujumbura on 27 June at the headquarters of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB).

This is Simonovic's second visit to Burundi. He previously visited the country from 30 April to 2 May 2012.