Kathmandu, February 22

Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving for Geneva tomorrow leading a Nepali delegation to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Gyawali will attend the inaugural session of the Council on February 25, and address the Council on February 26. Currently, Nepal is a member of the UN Human Rights Council. Gyawali will hold a bilateral meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on February 27.

During his sojourn, Gyawali will engage in other bilateral meetings on the sidelines with his counterparts from different friendly countries as well as heads of UN agencies based in Geneva. He will also visit the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

The foreign minister is scheduled to hold interaction with Non-Resident Nepali Association and Nepali community leaders there. He is scheduled to return home on 28 February.

The delegation comprises Chairman of the Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee of the House of Representatives and senior officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.