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UN Deploys Human Rights Adviser For Central Asia

UN Deploys Regional Human Rights Adviser For Central Asia

The United Nations today announced the deployment of an international human rights expert in Kazakhstan as its regional adviser for Central Asia.

Prof. Rein Mullerson is working out of the Kazak city of Almaty, where he is charged with providing advice and training to government officials and policy makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies and other international players.

Professor Mullerson, who has expert knowledge of legal systems and practices in the region, will also undertake public information activities and support cooperation with donors working in the field of human rights.

A former member of the UN Human Rights Committee, Professor Mullerson previously worked at Kings College at the University of London.

With this deployment to Central Asia, the UN human rights office now has seven regional presences, including those in Addis Ababa (Eastern Africa), Bangkok (Asia-Pacific), Beirut (Arab Region), Santiago (Latin America and Caribbean), Pretoria (Southern Africa) and Yaoundé (Central Africa).

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