President Arévalo arrives in Switzerland and meets with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk

The officials met at the Palais Wilson in Geneva.

by Pamela Contreras
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Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- The Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland, was the meeting place between President Bernardo Arévalo and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk. 

Commissioner Türk described the meeting as an important and far-ranging conversation, which addressed the recent three-year extension of the agreement governing the presence of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights -OHCHR- in Guatemala, also known as the Host Country Agreement. 

On his X account, the Austrian official stated:  “Important and far-ranging discussion with President Arévalo. I welcome the Government’s commitment to work together to advance the rights of all in Guatemala. My Office and I stand ready to support these efforts and are very grateful for the 3-year extension of our Host Country Agreement.”

During the meeting, they strengthened cooperation ties and reconfirmed the commitment to work together to promote and protect human rights.  

President Arévalo in Switzerland

President Arévalo’s visit to Geneva is the first event on his agenda in Switzerland after a week of his working visit in Europe.

This fourth stop includes a meeting with the International Olympic Committee -IOC- president, Tomas Bach, and a visit to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. His visit to Switzerland will conclude with a meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, in Geneva.

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