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    12 November 2013


    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Visit Auschwitz

    Media invited to cover the Secretary-General's visit to Auschwitz

    The Secretary-General will leave Lithuania on Monday, 18 November, for Krakow, Poland.

    On Monday, 18 November, the Secretary-General will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi concentration camp, to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and to stress the importance of the UN's work for genocide prevention, tolerance and peace.

    Media representatives are invited to cover the Secretary-General's visit to Camp Auschwitz I and II from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Accredited media will be informed about the detailed schedule.

    Transportation: Free shuttle service will be available for media representatives at the bus parking lot across from the Sheraton Hotel in Krakow (Address: Powiśle 7, Krakow, Poland). The bus will depart at 11:30 a.m. sharp. Those who wish to come directly, please arrive at Auschwitz-Birkenau by 1:00 p.m.

    Accreditation: Media representatives who wish to attend should send an email, no later than Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:00 (CET), listing their name, media outlet, email address, and mobile to:

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    For further information please contact:

    Réka Fürtös
    Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019
    Email: reka.furtos[at]