Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Islamic Republic of Pakistan
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UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS TO VISIT UZBEKISTAN

On May 10-12, a delegation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), headed by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, is expected Uzbekistan with an official visit.

The purpose sought from the forthcoming meetings and talks in our country is to discuss the current state of cooperation between Uzbekistan and OHCHR, as well as possible areas of interaction in the future, in areas of shared interest.

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein is the seventh UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. He specializes in international law, international criminal justice, peacebuilding, peacekeeping operations and the fight against nuclear terrorism. The official took part in the efforts directed at establishing and institutionalizing the International Criminal Court, identifying elements of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. He speaks Arabic, English and French.

As the main priorities the High Commissioner outlined the solution of issues related to the humanitarian situation in the zones of military operations with the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as the deteriorating circumstances in Venezuela, Ukraine, the Gaza Strip and a number of African countries.

It is expected that during his stay in Uzbekistan Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein will give an interview and after the visit will talk with journalists at the International Press Club.