Jordan's Prince Zeid to be next UN rights chief
June 17, 2014  04:09
Prince Zeid al Hussein of Jordan, a veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice, will become the first UN human rights chief from the Muslim and Arab worlds following his unanimous election by the UN General Assembly. 

The 193-member world body burst into applause yesterday when assembly President John Ashe banged his gavel signifying approval by consensus of the prince's nomination to the UN's top human rights job by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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