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Her Excellency the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean (born September 6, 1957, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Haitian-born Canadian politician and journalist. She was the Governor General of Canada, replacing Adrienne Clarkson on 27 September 2005, until 1 October 2010 when David Lloyd Johnston took over.
Jean was formally appointed Special Envoy for Haiti for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on November 8, 2010, for a four-year term.
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- Former governor general Michaëlle Jean to begin United Nations work for Haiti. The Canadian Press. http://www.thespec.com/news/world/article/274046--former-governor-general-michaelle-jean-to-begin-united-nations-work-for-haiti. Retrieved November 7, 2010.