Secretary-General Announces Intention to Appoint Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

6 June 2014
SG/A/1474-HR/5189

Secretary-General Announces Intention to Appoint Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

6 June 2014
Secretary-General
SG/A/1474
HR/5189
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Announces Intention to Appoint Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein

 

of Jordan United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultations with the Chairmen of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein is currently Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a post he held previously for six and a half years, from 2000 to 2007.  From 2007 to 2010 he served as Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico.  He also served as Jordan’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, from 1996 to 2000.


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