Ottawa, Ontario - August 24, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Michelle Bachelet to congratulate her upon her appointment as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

The Prime Minister underscored the critical importance of the High Commissioner’s role in the promotion and protection of human rights throughout the world. He reaffirmed Canada’s unwavering commitment to human rights and strong partnership with the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations. 

The Prime Minister and Ms. Bachelet emphasized their desire to work closely together on key global issues such as the Rohingya crisis and to advance a positive global discourse on human rights, gender equality, diversity, and inclusion.