Austria's Volker Turk appointed as next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Austria's Volker Turk appointed as next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Category : Appointment/Resignation Published on: September 13 2022

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  • Volker Turk of Austria has been appointed as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.  United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Turk following approval by the General Assembly.
  • Turk will succeed Michelle Bachelet of Chile.
  • Turk is currently coordinating global policy work as the under-secretary-general for policy in the executive office of the secretary-general.
  • Previously, he was the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UN refugees, UNHCR, in Geneva where he played a key role in the development of the landmark Global Compact on Refugees.
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