UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL NOMINATES H.R.H. PRINCE ZEID RA’AD ZEID AL-HUSSEIN OF JORDAN AS UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

United Nations New York, 6 June 2014
The Secretary-General, following consultations with the Chairmen of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein is currently Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a post he held previously for six and a half years, from 2000 to 2007.  From 2007 to 2010 he served as Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico.  He also served as Jordan’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, from 1996 to 2000.

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