Press Release

United Nations Mourns Chief Justice Mrs Irene Mambilima

21 June 2021

Lusaka, 21 June 2021

The United Nations in Zambia is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of her Ladyship the Honourable Chief Justice of the Republic of Zambia, Mrs Irene C. Mambilima.

“Honourable Mrs Justice Irene Mambilima was a great partner of the UN with whom we always had fruitful engagement in pursuit of legal reforms and need to uphold the rule of law. She was an accomplished legal professional whose passing is a loss not only to her family and Zambia but to the world,” said UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, Dr Coumba Mar Gadio.

“On behalf of the UN family in Zambia, I extend my deepest condolences and solidarity to the family and the Government and people of Zambia,” added Dr Gadio.

On 4 June 2021 Ms Hanna Tetteh, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to the African Union and Head of the UN Office to the African Union paid a courtesy call on the late Chief Justice to discuss UN continued support and engagement ahead of the August elections.



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United Nations Mourns Chief Justice Mrs Irene Mambilima

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