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First mission of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of human rights in Myanmar



Geneva: - -At the invitation of the Government of Myanmar, the United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on the Situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, will conduct his first mission to Myanmar from 3 to 7 August 2008.

The Special Rapporteur has requested to meet with a number of State officials and Heads of State institutions, as well as with representatives of ethnic groups, political parties, religious groups, civil society, NGOs and members of the Human Rights Body. He has also requested to visit Yangon and areas affected by cyclone Nargis and travel to Kayin State and Rakhine State.

The Special Rapporteur wishes to engage in a constructive dialogue with the authorities with a view to improving the human rights situation of people of Myanmar.