UN Human Rights Chief to visit Bangladesh, including Cox’s Bazar, 14


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will conduct an official visit to Bangladesh from Sunday, 14 August, upon the invitation of the Government. This is the first official visit by a UN Human Rights Chief to the country.

During her visit to Dhaka, the High Commissioner is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed and other ministers. She will also meet with the National Human Rights Commission, representatives of civil society organisations and other stakeholders. In addition, Bachelet will deliver a speech at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies.

The High Commissioner will also travel to Cox’s Bazar where she will be able to visit camps housing Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and meet with refugees, officials and non-governmental organisations.

Bachelet will hold a news conference in Dhaka at the end of her mission, on Wednesday 17 August at 17h30 local time. Access to the news conference will be strictly limited to accredited media.

More details about the news conference will follow in a media invitation to be issued locally.

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