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UN plans new human rights field office in Guatemala

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With the UN Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA) wrapping up its mandate in the period ahead, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is planning to sign an agreement, on 1 December in Guatemala city, on setting up the new field presence. While assisting the Government and focusing on the overall human rights situation, the new office will aim to promote “the full enjoyment of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Guatemalan people in general, and more specifically of individuals and communities at risk of being victims of human rights abuses, including vulnerable groups such as women, children, indigenous peoples, minorities, human rights defenders, journalists and others.” read more