Michelle Bachelet has served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2018. She was elected as the first female President of Chile in 2006 and again in 2014. She also served as Health Minister of Chile and as Chile’s and Latin America’s first female Defense Minister. In 2011, she was named the first Director of UN Women and she has recently pledged to be a Gender Champion, committing to advance gender equality in OHCHR and in international fora. Ms Bachelet has also served as Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and as Co-Chair of the High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child.