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38. Official country visits have also provided an opportunity for protection. During her tenure, the Special Representative conducted 10 fact-finding missions in the following countries: Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Guatemala, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Thailand, Angola, Turkey, Nigeria, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, and Brazil.
69. In countries where human rights defenders cannot operate and are largely silent, United Nations agencies become the only bodies which can raise human rights concerns. By the nature of their work and their commitment, many United Nations staff are themselves human rights defenders. Throughout her mandate, the Special Representative has raised an increasing number of cases of United Nations staff who have suffered serious harm in the fulfilment of their functions related to the promotion or protection of human rights. (including in Afghanistan, Côte d’Ivoire and Palestine).