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UN human rights expert William O’Neill to make second official visit to Haiti

20 October 2023

GENEVA/PORT AU PRINCE (20 October 2023) – William O’Neill, the UN Expert on Human Rights in Haiti, will visit Haiti from 23 October to 1 November. This is his second visit since his appointment by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights just over six months ago.

During his visit, O’Neill will meet Haitian authorities, including Prime Minister Ariel Henry and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Victor Généus, as well as other high-level officials.

He will also meet the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Haiti, Maria Isabel Salvador, and delegates of other UN entities, representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society, human rights organizations and survivors of human rights violations and abuses.

O’Neill will travel to Cap Haitïen, Fort Liberté and Ouanaminthe where he will meet local officials and civil society organizations’ representatives.

The Expert will hold a news conference in Port-au-Prince on 31 October. 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:

In Geneva

Ravina Shamdasani  + 41 22 917 9169 / [email protected] or
Jeremy Laurence  +41 22 917 9383 / [email protected] or
Marta Hurtado  + 41 22 917 9466 / [email protected]

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