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The Role of Human Rights in Confronting Violent Extremism

  • 2255 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

The staff of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission would like to bring to your attention an opportunity to meet with Andrew Gilmour, the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York, to discuss the role of human rights in confronting violent extremism. He has recently completed field missions in Bangladesh/Myanmar, Afghanistan and Central Asia, and will also be able to share the findings and conclusions from those missions.

Mr. Gilmour joined the United Nations in 1989. He has held a variety of positions at UN Headquarters and in the field, including in Afghanistan-Pakistan, Kosovo, Palestine and West Africa. In recent years, he has served as Deputy Special Representative of
the Secretary-General in Iraq and in South Sudan, and as Director for Political, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Human Rights affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. He was appointed to his current position in 2016.

DATE:     Monday, June 11  
TIME:      4:00 p.m.
PLACE:   2255 Rayburn House Office Building 

For any questions, please contact Kimberly Stanton at Kimberly.Stanton@mail.house.gov or ext. 5-3599.