New York

7 January 2014

Note to correspondents in response to questions on Egypt

The Secretary-General met with Mr. Bahey eldin Hassan, Co-founder and Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, today at UN Headquarters in New York. They discussed the human rights situation and political climate in Egypt, as well as regional issues of common interest. The Secretary-General expressed interest in the work of Arab and Egyptian human rights organizations in promoting and implementing universal principles and standards of human rights.