3 March 2022
International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr. Naledi Pandor met with the High Commissioner of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Ms. Michelle Bachelet.
H.E Michelle Bachelet assumed her office and functions as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in September 2018. She is a former resident of Chile, the first female to lead the South American country.
Ms Bachelet previously promoted the rights of all, particularly the most vulnerable groups. Among her many achievements, is the creation of the National Institute for Human Rights and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. Furthermore, she established the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality.
Another notable achievement of Ms Bachelet in the #HumanRights sphere is the adoption of quotas to increase women’s political participation, and the approval of Civil Union Act legislation, granting rights to same sex couples and thus, advancing LGBT rights.
📸: Jacoline Schoonees (DIRCO)