Secretary-General Nominates Michelle Bachelet as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
09 August 2018


 

9 August 2018
UNIC/PRESS RELEASE/127-2018

 

FROM THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

 Secretary-General Nominates Michelle Bachelet as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

The Secretary-General, following consultations with the chairs of regional groups of Member States, on 8 August informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Michelle Bachelet of Chile as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Ms. Bachelet was most recently President of Chile between 2014 and 2018, having served previously from 2006 to 2010, the year in which she was appointed the first Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN‑Women).  Ms. Bachelet also held ministerial portfolios in the Government of Chile, serving as Minister for Defence (2002‑2004) and Minister for Health (2000‑2002).

 

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