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UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Fiji

April 1, 2019 4:19 pm
The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore [Source: UN News]

The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, will be in Fiji tomorrow on an official visit.

Gilmore will discuss the human rights situation in the country with human rights defenders, representatives of civil society, UN Agencies and the international community.

In Suva, she will meet with the President, the Attorney General, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice and the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission.

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During her visit, Gilmore will also hold extensive talks with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Regional Office for the Pacific, the United Nations Resident-Coordinator and members of the United Nations Country Team.

Gilmore will also convene meetings with human rights defenders, environmentalists, members of the vulnerable groups and other civil society representatives.

The Deputy High Commissioner will also meet with heads of the partner, regional organizations and representatives of the international community and the diplomatic corps.

The OHCHR Regional Office for the Pacific was established in Suva in 2005.

The office is mandated to cover 16 countries.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Secretary-General is also expected to visit Fiji next month.

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