UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović will meet journalists on14 March 2014, at1 p.m. in the Ukrainian Media Crisis Centre in Kiev (4 Instytuts`ka Street, 3rd floor).

UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović will meet journalists on 14 March 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Ukrainian Media Crisis Centre in Kiev (4 Instytuts`ka Street, 3rd floor).

Mr. Šimonović, the UN Human Rights Office`s highest-ranking official in New York, arrived in Ukraine on 7 March to conduct a preliminary assessment of the human rights situation following developments in the country since November 2013.

During his eight-day visit, Mr. Šimonović met with authorities and State officials in Kiev, Lviv, and Kharkiv, as well as the Ombudsman, and civil society organisations at central and regional levels. 

Mr. Šimonović has sought to identify existing and potential human rights challenges and to advocate for the protection of human rights, including those of minorities, as well as for accountability for recent human rights violations. 

Accreditation will be conducted at the venue.