Press Conference by the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID), on Thursday, 20 September 2012

Islamabad: 18 September 2012– The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances is undertaking its first official visit to Pakistan from 10 to 20 September 2012, at the invitation of the Government.

The Working Group visited various parts of the country and met with State officials, both at the federal and provincial levels, as well as with representatives of civil society organizations, relatives of disappeared persons and representatives of relevant UN agencies.

The Working Group , represented by Mr. Olivier de Frouville, the Chair-Rapporteur, and by Mr. Osman El-Hajjé, is accompanied by members of the Secretariat of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Upon conclusion of their visit in Pakistan, the Working Group will hold a press conference during which it will present its preliminary conclusions and recommendations, as per the following schedule;

Date :  Thursday, 20 September 2012

Time: 1500 Hrs (for access facilitation and set up please arrive at 1430 hrs)

Venue:  Kohinoor Hall, Marriott Hotel, Islamabad

You are cordially invited to attend the Press Conference.

Note: Kindly send in your confirmation via return mail to, or fax 0512271856, maximum by COB tomorrow, 19 September 2012.  Kindly bring in your media accreditation card and UNIC with you.

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