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UN to tap Jordan’s ambassador as new rights chief

Prince Zeid Al Hussein, a longtime diplomat and former UN peacekeeper, has been nominated to replace Navi Pillay. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Prince Zeid Al Hussein of Jordan as the new UN high commissioner for human rights. Ban Ki-moon’s office announced that Prince Zeid Al Hussein, a longtime diplomat and former UN peacekeeper, has been nominated to replace Navi Pillay. Pillay has been a forceful spokeswoman, most recently this week when she was the most prominent UN official to speak out on…