Pakistan wins election to the UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly.

Iran PressAmerica: Elections were held in New York earlier today. Among the five candidates from the Asia-Pacific region vying for four seats, Pakistan secured the highest number of votes.

Pakistan is currently serving on the HRC since 1 January 2018. With its re-election today, Pakistan will continue as a member for another three-year term commencing on 1 January 2021.

Since the HRC’s establishment in 2006, this is the fifth time that Pakistan has been elected to the United Nations’ premier body on Human Rights.

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body based in Geneva within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It comprises 47 States and discusses all thematic human rights issues and specific situations requiring attention, such as those in Jammu & Kashmir.


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