Michaëlle Jean

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Michaëlle Jean

Jean in 2007
27th Governor General of Canada
In office
September 27, 2005 – October 1, 2010
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterPaul Martin
Stephen Harper
Preceded byAdrienne Clarkson
Succeeded byDavid Johnston
3rd Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
In office
January 5, 2015 – January 2, 2019
Preceded byAbdou Diouf
Succeeded byLouise Mushikiwabo
Personal details
Born (1957-09-06) September 6, 1957 (age 66)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Spouse(s)Jean-Daniel Lafond
EducationUniversité de Montréal (BA, MA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Her Excellency the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean (born September 6, 1957, in Port-au-Prince,[1] Haiti) is a Haitian-born Canadian politician and journalist. She was the Governor General of Canada, replacing Adrienne Clarkson on 27 September 2005, until 1 October 2010 when David Lloyd Johnston took over. She is the Secretary General of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie since 2015 and multilingual who speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole.

Jean was formally appointed Special Envoy for Haiti for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on November 8, 2010, for a four-year term.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jean, Michaëlle". The UN Refugee Agency. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  2. "Haiti not forgotten: Michaëlle Jean taking up her duties as UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti on 8 November". UNESCO. Retrieved November 7, 2010.
  3. "Former governor general Michaëlle Jean to begin United Nations work for Haiti". The Canadian Press. Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2010.