Fifty-eighth General Assembly
81st Meeting (AM)
The General Assembly this morning approved
the appointment of Justice Louise Arbour of Canada as United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights, for a term of office of four years.
A Canadian Supreme Court Justice and
ex-prosecutor of United Nations war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia
and Rwanda, Ms. Arbour succeeds Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed
in a terrorist attack in Baghdad last August.
At the outset of the meeting, Assembly