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India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 6th term with overwhelming majority

India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for sixth time period with overwhelming majority | Information

United Nations: India was re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 time period on Thursday with an awesome majority within the Basic Meeting, with New Delhi’s envoy right here describing the election as a “sturdy endorsement” of the nation’s robust roots in democracy, pluralism and basic rights enshrined within the Structure.
The 76th UN Basic Meeting held elections on Thursday for 18 new members of the UN Human Rights Council who will serve for a interval of three years, beginning in January 2022.
India received 184 votes within the 193-member meeting, whereas the required majority was 97.
“I’m actually delighted at this overwhelming help for India in elections to Human Rights Council. It is a sturdy endorsement of our robust roots in democracy, pluralism and basic rights enshrined in our Structure. We thank all UN Member States for giving us a robust mandate,” India’s Everlasting Consultant to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti advised PTI.
India’s Everlasting Mission to the UN tweeted, “India will get re-elected to the @UN_HRC (2022-24) for a sixth time period with overwhelming majority. Heartfelt gratitude to the @UN membership for reposing its religion in India.”
“We’ll proceed to work for promotion and safety of Human Rights via #Samman #Samvad #Sahyog #Samman #Samvad #Sahyog,” India’s Everlasting Mission to the UN tweeted.
Proud day for India 
India will get elected to UN #HumanRightsCouncil by a overwhelming majority
As a democratic & pluralistic nation adhering to basic rights, will proceed to additional #HumanRights points
Thanks colleagues of all UN Member States on your help
— PR/Amb T S Tirumurti (@ambtstirumurti) October 14, 2021
India’s present time period was set to finish on December 31 2021. For election for the time period 2022-2024, there have been 5 vacant seats within the Asia-Pacific States class – India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
The 193-member Basic Meeting elected by secret poll Argentina, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Finland, Gambia, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia, UAE and the USA for the 2022-2024 time period on the Council.
India’s mission congratulated different UN Member States for his or her election to the Human Rights Council, which consists of 47 Member States elected immediately and individually by secret poll by nearly all of the members of the Basic Meeting.
The members of the Council shall serve for a interval of three years and shall not be eligible for speedy re-election after two consecutive phrases.
The membership is predicated on equitable geographical distribution, and seats are distributed amongst regional teams Group of African States (13), Group of Asia-Pacific States (13), Group of Jap European States (6), Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (8) and Group of Western European and different States (7).
As of January 2021, 119 of the 193 UN member States can have served as a member of the HRC. “This broad membership not solely displays the UN’s variety, however it offers the Council legitimacy when talking out on human rights violations in all nations,” the UN mentioned.
In 2018, the US below the Donald Trump administration had withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council. US Ambassador at UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield mentioned Washington’s election to the Council has “fulfilled President Biden’s marketing campaign pledge to rejoin the Human Rights Council” and the US will “work to make sure this physique lives as much as these rules.”
“Our preliminary efforts as full members within the Council will give attention to what we will accomplish in conditions of dire want, reminiscent of in Afghanistan, Burma, China, Ethiopia, Syria, and Yemen. Extra broadly, we are going to promote respect for basic freedoms and girls’s rights, and oppose spiritual intolerance, racial and ethnic injustices, and violence and discrimination towards members of minority teams, together with LGBTQI+ individuals and individuals with disabilities,” Thomas-Greenfield mentioned.
“We’ll oppose the Council’s disproportionate consideration on Israel, which incorporates the Council’s solely standing agenda merchandise concentrating on a single nation,” she mentioned.
She mentioned the US, as a member of the Human Rights Council, will press towards the election of nations with egregious human rights data and encourage these dedicated to selling and defending human rights each in their very own nations and overseas to hunt membership.
“We maintain others to our personal customary: whereas we could typically fall in need of our personal beliefs, we should always try to be as inclusive, rights respecting, and free as doable.”
She added that in its new position as member, the US “can totally take part within the Council’s work of defending and selling human rights. We’ll use each instrument at our disposal, from introducing resolutions and amendments to wielding our vote when wanted. Our objectives are clear: stand with human rights defenders and converse out towards violations and abuses of human rights.

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