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11 October 2022


As new UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk prepares to take office, online background briefing on the UN human rights system

VIENNA, 11 October (UN Information Service) – As Austria’s Volker Türk prepares to begin his mandate as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, his Chief Spokesperson, Ravina Shamdasani, and the UN Human Rights Council’s Media Officer, Rolando Gomez, will brief journalists on the different parts of the UN’s human rights system and how they interact with each other. Join them:

What:   Online background briefing on navigating the various parts of the UN human rights system – demystifying treaty bodies, special procedures, the Human Rights Council and the Office of the High Commissioner

When:             Thursday, 13 October 2022 at 2p.m.

Where:           Please register for the online press briefing by writing to press.vienna[at] by COB Wednesday 12  October 2022

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For further information please contact:

Renato Rosario De Souza
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Telephone: (+41-22) 928 9855
Email: renato.rosariodesouza[at]