UNITED NATIONS | UN approves Chile’s Bachelet as new human rights chief

10Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



UNITED NATIONS | UN approves Chile’s Bachelet as new human rights chief

UNITED NATIONS— President Michelle Bachelet’s unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and several key opponents over rights abuses — a foretaste of some of the issues Bachelet will confront.

With a bang of his gavel, General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak gave official approval by acclamation to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ selection of Bachelet. Diplomats from the U.N.’s 193 member states burst into applause.

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