New York

08 August 2018

Ms. Michelle Bachelet of Chile - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [nomination has been sent to General Assembly for confirmation]

The Secretary-General, following consultations with the Chairs of the 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 most recently 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 held ministerial portfolios in the Chilean Government as Minister of Defence (2002-2004) and Minister of Health (2000-2002).