- India became a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the sixth time
- Indian Mission thanks the member countries for the overwhelming majority victory
- India said – we will continue to work for the promotion and protection of human rights
India has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). India’s tenure at the UNHRC will be from 2022 to 2024. After being elected as a member, India said that it will continue to work for the promotion and protection of human rights through respect, dialogue and cooperation. The member states of the UNHRC are elected by secret ballot at the United Nations.
Indian mission tweeted information
The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations has given information about being elected as a member of the UNHRC by tweeting. He wrote that India was re-elected to the UNHRC for the sixth time with an overwhelming majority. Heartfelt thanks to the members of the United Nations for reposing their faith in India. In a second tweet, the Indian mission said that we will continue to work for the promotion and protection of human rights through respect, dialogue, cooperation.
Apart from India, these countries also became members
The United Nations General Assembly selected Argentina, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Finland, Zambia, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States by secret ballot.
Learn about the United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is a body of the United Nations that works for the protection of human rights around the world. This council was formed in the year 2006 through the United Nations General Assembly. Earlier the United Nations Human Rights Commission used to do this work. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) serves as the secretariat of the Human Rights Council. Its headquarter is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
How are the members of the UNHRC elected?
The United Nations Human Rights Council consists of 47 member states. They are elected through the United Nations General Assembly. The seat distribution of the member countries of this council is done on the basis of geographical basis. In which 13 members are elected from Africa and Asia Pacific region. Apart from this, 8 members are elected from the countries of South America and the Caribbean, 7 from Western Europe and 6 from Eastern Europe.