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UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF TO VISIT MEXICO, 5-7 OCTOBER

2 October 2015

GENEVA / MEXICO CITY (Issued as received) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday begins a three-day visit to Mexico.

During his visit, High Commissioner Zeid will meet the President as well as a number of top officials, including the the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, the President of the Senate, the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of National Defence, the Minister for the Navy, the Attorney General, the National Security Commissioner and the President of the National Conference of Governors.

He will also hold discussions with the President of the National Commissioner for Human Rights, members of civil society, victims of human rights violations, the UN country team and members of the international community.

At the end of his visit, the High Commissioner will hold a press conference at 16:30 on Wednesday 7 October (exact location to be confirmed).


For more information please contact:

In Mexico: Gabriela Gorjon (+5255 5061 6374 / +52155 5438 1729 or ggorjon@ohchr.org) and Rupert Colville (for the duration of the mission): +41 79 506 1088 or rcolville@ohchr.org
In Geneva: Cécile Pouilly (+41 22 917 9310 / cpouilly@ohchr.org) or Ravina Shamdasani (+41 22 917 9169 / rshamdasani@ohchr.org)

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