India on Thursday elected for a sixth term at the United Nations Human Rights Council. It will now be among the body’s 47 members for the next three years.
A tweet from the Indian mission in Geneva said “an overwhelming endorsement of UN Member States” elected India. India bagged 184 out of 193 votes cast in its category.
India was among five countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council from the group of Asia-Pacific states. Also, the others being Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
They elected India for the second consecutive time to the council, and it will have to take a mandatory break after completing the three-year term.
India elected for the record 6th term of the Human Rights Council by an overwhelming endorsement of UN Member States.
We stand committed to work together with fellow members of the Council towards the goal of global promotion and protection of human rights.India at UN, Geneva (@IndiaUNGeneva)
Other countries elected to the body included Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Gambia, and Somalia from the group of African states. Also, Lithuania and Montenegro from the group of Eastern European states, Argentina, Honduras, and Paraguay from the group of Latin American and Caribbean states, and Finland, Luxembourg, and the US from the group of Western European and other states.
“We stand committed to working together with fellow members of the Council towards the goal of global promotion and protection of human rights,”
Indian mission in Geneva tweeted.
The Indian mission also congratulated other countries elected to the council on Thursday.
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