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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 12:07
Jordanian prince becomes UN's next rights chief
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The United Nations General Assembly approved the nomination of Jordan's Prince Zeid al-Hussein as the next human rights chief, making him the first Muslim and Arab to hold the post.

The top diplomat, currently Amman's ambassador to the United Nations, will take over as UN high commissioner for human rights on September 1st, replacing Navi Pillay of South Africa.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon nominated Zeid, who holds a PhD from Cambridge University, for a four-year mandate last week.

Widely respected, Zeid is steeped in peacekeeping and international justice and played a key role in the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
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