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REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS TO VISIT CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC



22 February 2007

The Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced persons, Dr. Walter Kälin, will undertake an official visit to the Central African Republic, including to the regions of Ouham and Ouham Pendé, from 24 February to 3 March 2007.

The mission will allow the Representative to assess the situation of internal displacement in the country and to engage in dialogue with the Government, internally displaced persons, international agencies, non-governmental organizations and other relevant actors. He will present a report on his findings and recommendations to the Human Rights Council.

Dr. Kälin was appointed to the post of Representative in 2004 at the recommendation of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. In carrying out his mandate, he assesses, every year, the implementation of the human rights of internally displaced persons. Since his appointment, Dr. Kälin has carried out several visits and country missions, including to Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire and Georgia.

For more information on the visit please contact: + 41 22 917 9369, mduchatellier@ohchr.org


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