United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Canada
June 13, 2019
Global Korean Post
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will visit Canada from June 16 to 19.
During the visit, Prime Minister Trudeau and High Commissioner Bachelet will discuss efforts to protect human rights and promote gender equality around the world. They will underline the importance of the international rule of law, and emphasize how countries must continue to work together to protect the world’s most vulnerable and make sure everyone’s rights are equally respected.
“High Commissioner Bachelet is a long-standing defender of human rights and a champion for gender equality around the world. I look forward to meeting with her to discuss how we can continue to advance human rights, protect those most vulnerable, and build a world where all people are equally safe and free.” said Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
On September 1, 2018, Michelle Bachelet became the seventh United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Prior to her appointment, High Commissioner Bachelet served two terms as President of Chile, the first from 2006 to 2010 and the second from 2014 to 2018.