Former Chilean president nominated as next High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Former Chilean president nominated as next High Commissioner for Human Rights
10, Aug 2018 , 8:59 am         1928
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ដោយ: Xinhua
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 8 -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday nominated former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet for the key post of High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  
The secretary-general, following consultations with the chairs of the regional groups of member states, has informed the General Assembly of the nomination, the UN chief's spokesman said in a note to correspondents.
  
Bachelet served as president of Chile from 2014 to 2018 and 2006 to 2010, and was appointed in 2010 as the first Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). She also served in the Chilean government as defense minister during 2002-2004 and health minister during 2000-2002.
  
The UN human rights chief is the principal official who speaks out for human rights across the whole UN system, strengthening human rights mechanisms, enhancing equality, fighting discrimination in all its forms, widening the democratic space and protecting the most vulnerable from all forms of human rights abuse.
  
The job is currently being held by Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, whose four-year term is due to expire at the end of this month.
  
The office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is headquartered in Geneva. 


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