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UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk to conduct official visit to Chad

24-26 July 2023

21 July 2023

GENEVA (21 July 2023) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk will conduct a two-day official mission to Chad from 24 to 26 July. This will be the first-ever visit to Chad by a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

During his visit, the High Commissioner will meet with senior Government officials. He will also meet with the President of the National Human Rights Commission, the President of the Bar Association, representatives of political parties and civil society, as well as diplomats and United Nations colleagues.

At the end of his mission, on 26 July, the High Commissioner will issue a statement and hold a press conference in N’Djamena at 16:00 local time. Access will be strictly limited to accredited media.

For more information and media requests, please contact:

Ruth Marshall(travelling with the High Commissioner) – [email protected]

In N’Djamena:

Félix Ahouansou, the High Commissioner's Representative in Chad – [email protected]

In Geneva:

Liz Throssell - +41 22 917 9296/ [email protected]
Jeremy Laurence - +41 22 917 9383 / [email protected]

In Nairobi

Seif Magango - +254 788 343 897 / [email protected]