Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile and head of UN Women, has been nominated to be the new UN High Commissioner on Human Rights. Bachelet, who lived in Bethesda, Maryland for two years in her youth, has a long history of work on economic and social rights, including economic inequality, health inequities, and women's rights. She has also been a leader in eliminating torture. Her appointment will require a vote of UN membership.