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Posted On: 15 October 2021 09:18 pm
Updated On: 15 October 2021 09:25 pm

Qatar elected to United Nations Human Rights Council for three years starting January 2022

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly elected the State of Qatar to membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council with a majority of 182 votes for three years starting in January 2022.

The large number of Member States that voted in favor of the election of the State of Qatar for the fifth time since the establishment of the Human Rights Council in 2006, embodies the confidence of the international community in the active and positive role played by the State of Qatar in the field of protection and promotion of human rights and related issues. It also reflects the well-established approach and policy of the State of Qatar towards the promotion and protection of human rights at the local, regional and international levels, and the fulfillment of its obligations in this regard.

The election of the State of Qatar comes in recognition of its wide record of initiatives to bring peace in the world and support mediation and dialogue between countries to resolve conflicts.

The State of Qatar was elected on behalf of the group of Asian and Pacific countries. The 15 members of the Human Rights Council were elected for the period 2022-2024, for three years starting on 1 January 2022.

Source: QNA
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