Santiago de Chile, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic sources and local media agreed to confirm the news in New York that former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will be the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The rumor already had informal character and according to relatives of the two-time President of Chile, the proposal of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has been on the table for weeks.
It will have to be ratified in the General Assembly of the UN in September.
According to several local media, the news was confirmed by the Nigerian Amina Mohammed, currently the UN Deputy Secretary-General, at a meeting with diplomats from regional groups in New York.
The ex-leader of socialist affiliation was the first person to head the UN-Women section from 2010 to 2013, when she resigned to return to politics in Chile and be a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic.
Despite many setbacks in her last period, especially for her determination to implement deep reforms (some were halfway), Bachelet has considerable prestige in the southern country.