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High Commissioner

The role of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the United Nations.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is accountable to the Secretary-General and is responsible for all the activities of OHCHR, as well as for its administration.

The High Commissioner:

  • Carries out the functions specifically assigned to him or her by the General Assembly in its resolution 48/141 of 20 December 1993 and subsequent resolutions of policy-making bodies;
  • Advises the Secretary-General on the policies of the United Nations in the area of human rights;
  • Ensures that support is given to the projects, activities, organs and bodies of the human rights programme;
  • Represents the Secretary-General at meetings of human rights organs and at other human rights events; and
  • Carries out special assignments as decided by the Secretary-General.

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 48/141, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and approved by the General Assembly, with due regard to geographical rotation for a fixed term of four years with a possibility of one renewal for another fixed term of four years.

Current High Commissioner

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Michelle Bachelet, current High Commissioner for Human Rights. © OHCHR

Michelle Bachelet of Chile is the current High Commissioner. She replaced Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of Jordan on 1 September 2018.

Ms. Bachelet was elected President of Chile on two occasions (2006 – 2010 and 2014 – 2018). She was the first female president of Chile. Prior to this, she served as Health Minister (2000-2002) and then as the country's first female Defense Minister (2002 - 2004) –a first for all of Latin America. She was also the first director of UN Women in 2011, an organization dedicated to fighting for the rights of women and girls internationally. Read Ms. Bachelet's full biography.

Videos

Michelle Bachelet takes up her role as High Commissioner for Human Rights
Michelle Bachelet's first speech to the Human Rights Council
Michelle Bachelet's opening address at Human Rights Council February 2020

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