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UN rapporteur on violence against women to visit Iran

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA -- United Nations Commission on Human Rights Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Yakin Erturk will visit Iran on an official mission from January 30 to February 6, 2005.

According to a press release of the United Nations Information Center received on Wednesday, the special rapporteur was invited by the government and will meet government officials, women's groups, academies, non-governmental organizations, individuals and the press during her visit.

Erturk will meet with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Center for Women's Participation, Ministry of Interior and Judiciary, among others.

The special rapporteur will also travel to one or two provinces during her visit. There will also be a press conference on the last day of her visit.

The mandate of the special rapporteur on violence against women includes transmitting urgent appeals and communications to states regarding alleged cases of violence against women, undertaking fact-finding country visits and submitting annual thematic reports to the UN Commission on Human Rights.

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