Michelle Bachelet

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Michelle Bachelet

7th United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
In office
1 September 2018 – 31 August 2022
DeputyKate Gilmore
Secretary GeneralAntónio Guterres
Preceded byZeid Raad Al Hussein
Succeeded byVolker Türk
33rd and 35th President of Chile
In office
11 March 2014 – 11 March 2018
Preceded bySebastián Piñera
Succeeded bySebastián Piñera
In office
11 March 2006 – 11 March 2010
Preceded byRicardo Lagos
Succeeded bySebastián Piñera
President pro tempore of the Pacific Alliance
In office
1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017
Preceded byOllanta Humala
Succeeded byJuan Manuel Santos
Executive Director of UN Women
In office
14 September 2010 – 15 March 2013
DeputyLakshmi Puri
Secretary GeneralBan Ki-moon
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byLakshmi Puri (acting)
President pro tempore of UNASUR
In office
23 May 2008 – 10 August 2009
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRafael Correa
Minister for National Defense
In office
7 January 2002 – 1 October 2004
PresidentRicardo Lagos
Preceded byMario Fernández Baeza
Succeeded byJaime Ravinet
Minister for Health
In office
11 March 2000 – 7 January 2002
PresidentRicardo Lagos
Preceded byÁlex Figueroa
Succeeded byOsvaldo Artaza
Personal details
Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria

(1951-09-29) 29 September 1951 (age 72)
Santiago, Chile
Political partySocialist
Other political
Concertación (1988–2013)
New Majority (2013–2018)
Spouse(s)Jorge Dávalos Cartes
RelativesAlberto Bachelet (father)
EducationUniversity of Chile (MD)
ProfessionPaediatrician / Public Health Physician

Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria AC (Spanish pronunciation: [beˈɾonika miˈʃel baʃeˈle ˈxeɾja]; born 29 September 1951) is a Chilean politician. She served as the President of Chile from 11 March 2014 to 11 March 2018. She was also President of Chile from 11 March 2006 to 11 March 2010. She was the first woman president of Chile.

In 2010, Bachelet became the president of UN Women. In 2013, she resigned from that position.

Bachelet is a socialist. Her father was general Alberto Bachelet (1923–1974) and her mother was archaeologist Ángela Jeria (1926–2020).

In 2018, Bachelet became the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.[1]

She was named after the French actress Michèle Morgan.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Michelle Bachelet será la nueva Alta Comisionada de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos". Noticias ONU (in Spanish). 8 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. "Michelle Bachelet, présidente du Chili" (in French). CBC/Radio-Canada. 3 March 2006. Retrieved 11 March 2016.