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

SG/A/1823*-BIO/5113*-HR/5404
8 August 2018

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

The Secretary-General, following consultations with the chairs of regional groups of Member States, today 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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* This supersedes Press Release SG/A/1262-BIO/4237-WOM/1821 of 14 September 2010.

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