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June-13-97

Mary Robinson Named U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has appointed Irish President Mary Robinson to serve as the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Robinson, who will end a seven-year term as Ireland's head of state in December, will travel to New York in July to begin discussions on her post, which is based in Geneva. The United Nations begins its annual General Assembly at the end of September.

Media Resources: The Washington Post - June 13, 1997