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UN Human Rights Chief to visit Ukraine, 4-7 December

30 November 2022

Destroyed buildings on Triokhsviatytelska street in the city center of Kyiv, on the second day of a visit to Ukraine, on Sunday 27 November 2022.  ©POOL PHILIP REYNAERS/Belga/Sipa USA

GENEVA/KYIV (30 November 2022) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Sunday begins a four-day official visit to Ukraine, at the invitation of the Government.

During his visit, the High Commissioner is scheduled to visit Kyiv and neighbouring areas, Kharkiv, Izium and Uzhhorod. He is due to meet with senior national and local Government officials and civil society, as well as representatives of victims’ groups, including relatives of missing or captured civilians and prisoners of war.

Türk will hold a news conference in Kyiv at the end of his mission, on Wednesday 7 December at around 13h00 local time. Access to the news conference will be strictly limited to accredited media.  

More details about the news conference, including instructions on registration, will follow in a media invitation to be issued locally.


For more information and media requests, please contact:

Ravina Shamdasani (spokesperson, travelling with the High Commissioner) – [email protected]

In Kyiv, with the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine:
Kris Janowski +380952300437 [email protected]
Kateryna Girniak +380504868364 [email protected]

In Geneva:
Liz Throssell + 41 22 917 9296 / [email protected] or
Jeremy Laurence +  +41 22 917 9383 / [email protected] or
Marta Hurtado - + 41 22 917 9466 / [email protected]

For audiovisual requests:
Anthony Headley – [email protected] / +41 79 444 4557

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