The UN General Assembly elected a dozen new countries on Tuesday to serve on the Human Rights Council, while Germany and Sudan secured second terms.

Iran PressEurope: After the ballots were cast and counted, Assembly President Csaba Kőrösi named Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Morocco, Romania, South Africa, and Viet Nam to serve for three years, beginning 1 January 2023.

South Korea and Venezuela, failed to be re-elected to the top human rights body, which is based at the UN in Geneva. 

Germany and Sudan also won second terms on the Geneva-based body. The 47-member council cannot make legally binding decisions, but its decisions carry political weight and it can authorize inquiries.