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Source: Palestinians in Aotearoa Co-Ordinating Committee, and, Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

We are delighted to announce that Francesca Albanese will be on a flying visit to New Zealand next week. She will be in Auckland on Monday 20th November and in Wellington on Tuesday 21st November.

Francesca is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Her role is to monitor the situation for Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation and report back to the United Nations. More details of her background and role are in the attached backgrounder.

A media conference for her has been organised for Monday 20th November.

With the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza, her message is critically important. Her latest reports to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and engagements with the media in Australia include:



Francesca is visiting New Zealand on her way home from delivering the 2023 Edward Said Memorial Lecture in Australia. While here, she will be speaking with media, politicians, civil society groups and at two public meetings about the situation in Palestine. Her visit here is being organised by the PACC (Palestinians in Aotearoa Co-ordinating Committee) and PSNA (Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa).

Dr Ahmed Saadeh
Palestinians in Aotearoa Co-Ordinating Committee

John Minto
National Chair
Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa