Jordanian is new UN human rights chief

The UN General Assembly has approved the nomination of Jordan`s UN ambassador, Prince Zeid Ra`ad Zeid al-Hussein, as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a media report said Tuesday.

United Nations: The UN General Assembly has approved the nomination of Jordan`s UN ambassador, Prince Zeid Ra`ad Zeid al-Hussein, as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a media report said Tuesday.



From 2007 to 2010, he served as Jordan`s Ambassador to the US and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico.


The post of the High Commissioner for Human Rights was established by the UNGA in 1993 to promote and protect the effective enjoyment by all people of all civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights, including the right to development.


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