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CS to attend United Nations Human Rights Council plenary meeting in Switzerland
     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, will depart for Geneva, Switzerland, in the early hours tomorrow (July 1) to attend the plenary meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council as the Deputy Head of China's delegation. He will be joined by representatives of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau and the Department of Justice.

     The review report on China of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Council will be discussed at the meeting. Officials of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government will attend the meeting as members of China's delegation. 

     The Working Group held meetings in January this year to examine the fourth report submitted by China under the UPR mechanism, which includes a part concerning the HKSAR, and adopt the review report on China.

     Mr Chan will return to Hong Kong on July 5. During his absence, the Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Cheuk Wing-hing, will be the Acting Chief Secretary for Administration.
Ends/Sunday, June 30, 2024
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