10 August 2018

Chile's Michelle Bachelet To Be Next UN Human Rights Chief

Chile's Michelle Bachelet To Be Next UN Human Rights Chief


The United Nations announced that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the UN’s new human rights chief. Bachelet would be succeeding Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein

Bachelet’s name will now go forward for consideration and approval by the 193-member UN General Assembly.

Source- The New York Times

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Michelle Bachelet has served as the President of Chile twice, from 2006 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018. Her second four-year term as President ended earlier this year.
  • She was the first woman in her country to occupy the top position and is known to be a strong advocate for women’s rights. 

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