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SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCLUDES VISIT TO RWANDA TO DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

By UN

8 September - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today concluded a visit to Rwanda during which he spoke with President Paul Kagame and other Government officials about their concerns regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) human rights report compiled by the United Nations.

The Secretary-General also met with Rwanda's Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo yesterday during the two-day visit.

The mapping report, prepared by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is scheduled to be made public on 1 October and describes a total of more than 600 incidents in the DRC during the 10-year period in which tens of thousands of people were killed.

It covers not only the war-torn east but the entire territory of the DRC, has the overarching objective of helping the Congolese Government to establish transitional judicial systems and fight against impunity.