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U.N. rights chief wary of rising nationalism
Michelle Bachelet, now the U.N.'s human rights chief, pictured firming up her political support in 2013 to become Chile's first president to win reelection in more than 80 years (ARÊTE/M. Bachelet Collection)
September 4, 2019
By ARÊTE NEWS
GENEVA — The United Nations’ top human rights official on Wednesday cautioned against dangers of rising nationalism, saying she fears that people are “moving further away from global solutions to global problems.”
Michelle Bachelet, who has headed the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, or OHCHR, since September 2018, said that after a year in the job she sees “two clear trends that are taking us in opposite directions” — more interconnectedness versus increased nationalism.