Bachelet to leave UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

A Alta Comissária da ONU para os Direitos Humanos e ex-presidente do Chile, Michelle Bachelet, durante a 49ª sessão do Conselho de Direitos Humanos, na sede europeia das Nações Unidas em Genebra, Suíça, 30 março de 2022.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet during the 13 th session of the Council of Human Rights, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 30 March of 2022.| Photo: EFE/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT-TESSON

Chilean Michelle Baclehet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced this Monday ( ) who will not run for a second term and said goodbye of the position he started to exercise in 1280. “This historic session will be my last”, he said, in a speech at the UN Human Rights Council.

Bachelet’s announcement hinted that she will not be leading the office during the next session of the UN Human Rights Council, which will take place onfrom September to October 7th.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Portuguese António Guterres, is in charge of proposing a new name for the position, which will be submitted to the UN General Assembly.

The mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a post created in 1993, lasts for four years and was only renewed in one only occasion, with the permanence of the South African Navy Pillay.


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