Deputy Secretary-General heads to Middle East and Switzerland

15 November 2007

Asha-Rose Migiro is set to depart tomorrow for a trip that will take the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General to Israel, the occupied Palestinian territory and Switzerland.

Ms. Migiro will be the guest of honour at an international conference in Jerusalem with the theme of “Women’s Leadership for Sustainable Development,” UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters in New York.

While there, she will also meet Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and UN staff. In addition, she is scheduled to visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.

On 19 November, Ms. Migiro will travel to the occupied Palestinian territory, where she will meet the Palestinian Foreign Minister and the Minister of Women’s Affairs, as well as visit a UN project.

Following that, the Deputy Secretary-General will travel to Geneva to deliver an address to the 16th Session of the General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

In Geneva she will also be meeting with local Government officials and heads of UN agencies and staff, the spokesperson stated.

 

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