Tag Archive | Michelle Bachelet

UN urges nations to protect LGBT+ people amid coronavirus

UN urges nations to protect LGBT+ people amid coronavirus

The United Nations on Friday urged countries to protect LGBT+ people against discrimination when seeking health care during the pandemic, saying they may be hesitant to seek medical services, and be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. Members of the LGBT+ community with HIV or AIDS may have compromised immune systems, or a higher chance of […]

UN General Assembly approves Chile’s Bachelet as human rights High Commissioner

UN General Assembly approves Chile’s Bachelet as human rights High Commissioner

(Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly approved on Friday the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the world body’s new human rights chief. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, announced the appointment of Bachelet on Wednesday. She will replace Jordan’s Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who is stepping down at the end of the month after […]