The new High Commissioner for Human Rights will begin their work on 1 September.
UNA-UK are campaigning to find the best person for the job. Here is an update on their progress.
Selection criteria for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
TRACKER: How long will the next human rights chief have to prepare for the job?
UNA-UK was privileged to interview former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson as she spoke about the role of High Commissioner, how one becomes High Commissioner, and what advice she has for the next incumbent.
Edward Mortimer, Distinguished Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford and the former Chief Speechwriter and Director of Communications to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, explains why human rights are a bed of nails for High Commissioners and Secretaries-General
The world view: activists and advocates tell UNA-UK what they’re looking for in a High Commissioner for Human Rights.
UNA-UK is fundraising to run a short, sharp campaign between June and September 2018 to publicise the appointment of the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, urge great candidates to come forward, and create public pressure to support the UN Secretary-General in selecting a strong champion to lead the UN’s work on human rights.