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Pillay Asked to Continue as Human Rights Chief

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 16:56
The UN asks former SA judge to continue as high commissioner for refugees

The United Nations (UN) secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has asked former South African judge, Navi Pillay, to stay on as high commissioner for human rights for another two years.

In a press statement, Ban’s office says that the UN secretary general has proposed that the 193-member UN General Assembly vote for the extension of the former judge, whose four-year term expires at the end of this year.

“The secretary general is pleased that he was able to prevail on Pillay, subject to General Assembly approval, to stay on as high commissioner for human rights for two more years,” explains the statement.

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Source: 
Mail & Guardian