Navi Pillay to make first visit to Cameroon from 30 June to 2 July 2013

YAOUNDE/GENEVA (27 June 2013) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will conduct her first official mission to Cameroon from 30 June to 2 July 2013, at the invitation of the Government of Cameroon.

During her visit, Pillay will meet the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Ministers of External Relations, Justice, Women’s Promotion and the Family, and representatives of the judiciary.

The High Commissioner will also meet the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Chairperson and members of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms. She will also hold talks with members of civil society.

At the end of her visit on Tuesday 2 July, the High Commissioner will hold a news conference at the United Nations Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa at Golf Ntougou quarter in Yaoundé from 17:00 to 18:00.


For more details please contact:
In Cameroon: Fonyuy Kiven (+237 77 35 25 34 / +237 79 71 05 94 /
In Geneva: Liz Throssell (+41 22 917 9434 / +41 79 752 0488 / or Cécile Pouilly (+41 22 917 9310 / +41 79 6180 34 30 /

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