|Date: 14/05/2012 Time: 10:03:00 PM
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has formally
proposed to the UN General Assembly that it extend the appointment of
Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for a two-year
period, his press office said in a statement on Monday.
"The Secretary-General is pleased that he was able to prevail on Ms.
Pillay, subject to General Assembly approval, to stay on as High Commissioner
for Human Rights for two more years," the statement said.
"The Secretary-General trusts the General Assembly will approve this
extension," it added.
Pillay's appointment to the post was approved by the Assembly in July 2008.
She took up the post on September 1st of the same year.
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United
Nations system made up of 47 States, including Kuwait, responsible for the
promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.