UN human rights high-level visit to Malawi

The United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kyung-wha Kang, will  on Monday 18th June begin a four-day mission to Malawi to discuss a wide range of human rights issues with the Government and other stakeholders in the country, a statement from UN Office in Malawi said.

This will be the first visit to Malawi by a senior UN human rights official.

Deputy High Commissioner for the Human Rights Kyung-Wha Kang. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

During her visit, Ms. Kang will meet a number of senior Government officials, including several ministers, as well as the parliamentary leadership, the Malawi Human Rights Commission, civil society organizations and UN agencies.

“This is a pivotal moment towards a great transition for Malawi,” Ms. Kang said ahead of the visit.

“The UN Human Rights office is looking forward to engaging with the Government and civil society in the country and we stand ready to support them in improving the enjoyment of human rights for all,” reads the statement.

Human rights situation in Malawi was bad during the previous administration of Late President Bingu Wa Mutharika.

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