Politics 09-08-2018

Mexico supports Bachelet as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Government of Mexico supports the nomination of Michelle Bachelet as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Mexican Foreign Ministry reported.

"The Government of Mexico welcomes the announcement made today (August 8) in international media, of the decision of the Secretary General of the United Nations, to propose to the General Assembly of the organization the nomination", to assume the post for four years from next September, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Mexico congratulated Bachelet for his nomination, while supporting "its early ratification" by the UN General Assembly.

The Chilean exmandataria "not only of a distinguished Latin American, but also of a fundamental figure in the field of human rights and women's rights, which will undoubtedly make a valuable contribution as a new High Commissioner, once ratified," says the Support for the application.

Bachelet was twice president of Chile, (2006-2010 and 2014-2018) and was proposed by the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, to occupy the post that Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein will leave , who retires on August 31 next.

Mexico also recognized the role of Jordanian Zeid as head of the agency, which served in that position in the last four years, points out the diplomatic position.


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