GENEVA – The Chilean ex-president Michelle Bachelet is the new High Commissioner for human Rights of the United Nations. The General Assembly of the UN voted Friday unanimously in with her appointment.
UN secretary-general António Guterres had Bachelet nominated. From 1 september, she is for four years, the successor of the Jordaniër Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
Bachelet was from 2006 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018 president of Chile. Also held in the South American country various ministersposten. She sat on the departments of Defense and Health.
After her appointment, said Bachelet that she, with “complete conviction and all of its energy” the function of UN-mensenrechtenchef will exercise.
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