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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Amnesty International

The recently appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights met representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) at a meeting hosted by Amnesty International in London on Tuesday. Ms Navanethem Pillay is visiting the United Kingdom and, during her visit to London, attended the meeting at Amnesty International's International Secretariat. Representatives of international and UK NGOs presented their concerns on human rights issues both specific to the UK and globally. Following a discussion about how NGOs saw her role and that of her Office, they presented her with suggestions and recommendations on taking her office forward, as well as pressing issues she should address. The High Commissioner encouraged NGOs to continue a close dialogue with her Office.