Former Amnesty staff appointed deputy UN Human Rights Commissioner

December 2, 2015

Kate Gilmore. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

On 1 December 2015 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Kate Gilmore of Australia as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Flavia Pansieri of Italy. Ms. Gilmore, is currently Deputy Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and before 2012 she was Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International and National Director of AI Australia.  Ms. Gilmore started her career as a social worker and policy officer for the Australian Government, establishing the country’s first Centre Against Sexual Assault. She was a member of Australia’s first national committee on violence against women.

 

Source: United Nations News Centre – Veteran Australian rights official appointed deputy UN human rights chief

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