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NAVI PILLAY TO ADDRESS BALI DEMOCRACY FORUM AND VISIT INDONESIA FROM 7 TO 13 NOVEMBER
6 November 2012

GENEVA (6 November 2012) – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrives in Bali on Wednesday, 7 November to address the fifth Bali Democracy Forum, which will then be followed by a visit to Indonesia at the invitation of the Government.

This will be Ms. Pillay’s first official visit to the country since becoming High Commissioner in 2008, and the first time a United Nations human rights chief has addressed the annual Bali Democracy Forum, hosted by Indonesia. The Forum has emerged as an important platform for the promotion of good governance, rule of law and human rights in the region.

At the weekend, Ms. Pillay will proceed to the Indonesian capital Jakarta where she will hold two days of meetings with top Indonesian Government officials, as well as with national human rights institutions, civil society, other United Nations organizations and the diplomatic community.

At the end of her visit, on Tuesday 13 November, the High Commissioner will hold a press conference at the United Nations Office in Jakarta.


More details, including timing of the press conference, can be obtained from:
In Jakarta: Mr. Michele Zaccheo, Director of the UN Information Centre in Jakarta (+62 21 3983 1011 / mob +62 813 835 80908 / email: michele.zaccheo@unic.org).
In Geneva: Mr. Rupert Colville (+41 22 917 9767 / rcolville@ohchr.org).

Learn more about the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://www.ohchr.org

UN Human Rights, country page – Indonesia: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/AsiaRegion/Pages/IDIndex.aspx

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HC12/076E