Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has resigned as executive director of UN Women and is in the midst of her re-election campaign.
Bachelet, who was president from 2006 to 2010, was once tipped for the UN chief's post.
At the end of her last presidential term, she had the highest approval rating in Chile's history. She is now tooking to retain momentum before the country goes to the polls in November.
Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.