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Next UN Human Rights chief will be the two-term former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet


The two times formerly elected Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet has been chosen for the post of next UN Human Rights Chief of the world body.

The nomination came after High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stepped down from the post, choosing not to seek another term in office. He has worked to focus on the troubled areas of the world and have highly criticized Islamic state terror groups. Zeid is the son of Prince Ra’ad bin Zeid, Lord Chamberlain of Jordan.

Bachelet’s nomination will now go to the U.N. General Assembly for approval in his relpacement.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has tapped this former Chilean President for the post who had served as the first woman president of her country.

She was also appointed as the first executive director of the then newly created United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

UN Secretary-general spokesperson, Farhan Haq, said that Guterres has informed the General Assembly of the nomination for high commissioner of human rights, as reported by ANI.

She is a physician with studies in military strategy, Bachelet, is also a separated mother of three.

(Inputs from ANI)

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