UN assembly confirms Chile’s Michelle Bachelet as UN rights chief
The choice was taken by consensus by the 193-nation meeting after Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres put ahead Bachelet to be the subsequent UN excessive commissioner for human rights on Wednesday.
In the meantime, outgoing UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’advert Al Hussein has additionally welcomed Bachelet’s appointment.
“I’m really delighted by the appointment of Michelle Bachelet as the subsequent UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights,” Zeid stated in a press release issued by United Nations.
He additionally stated that “the UN Human Rights Workplace seems to be ahead to welcoming her and dealing underneath her management for the promotion and safety of all human rights, for everybody, all over the place.”
“She (Bachelet) has all of the attributes – braveness, perseverance, ardour, and a deep dedication to human rights – to make her a profitable Excessive Commissioner,” Zeid stated
Hussein’s mandate involves an finish on August 31, 2018.
Bachelet most lately served as President of Chile (from 2014 to 2018, and 2006 to 2010). She was the primary Govt Director of UN-Girls between 2010 and 2013. She has additionally served as Minister of Defence and Minister of Well being in Chile.
She would be the seventh Excessive Commissioner for the reason that Workplace was created in 1993. Zeid Ra’advert Al-Hussein has been in workplace since 1 September 2014. His predecessors are: José Ayala-Lasso (1994-97); Mary Robinson (1997-2002); Sergio Vieira de Mello (2002-03); Louise Arbour (2004-08); and Navi Pillay (2008-14).