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India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council with overwhelming majority

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Press Trust of India

India was re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 time period on Thursday with an amazing majority within the General Assembly, with New Delhi’s envoy right here describing the election as a “robust endorsement” of the nation’s robust roots in democracy, pluralism and elementary rights enshrined within the Constitution.

The 76th UN General Assembly 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 acquired 184 votes within the 193-member meeting, whereas the required majority was 97.READ: Don’t want classes from failed state: India hits out at Pak for elevating Kashmir concern at UNHRC”I am truly delighted at this overwhelming support for India in elections to Human Rights Council. It’s a robust endorsement of our strong roots in democracy, pluralism and fundamental rights enshrined in our Constitution. We thank all UN Member States for giving us a strong mandate,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti informed PTI.India’s Permanent Mission to the UN tweeted “India gets re-elected to the @UN_HRC (2022-24) for a 6th term with overwhelming majority. Heartfelt gratitude to the @UN membership for reposing its faith in India.””We will continue to work for promotion and protection of Human Rights through #Samman #Samvad #Sahyog #Samman #Samvad #Sahyog,” India’s Permanent 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 . We will proceed to work for promotion and safety of Human Rights by means of #Samman #Samvad #Sahyog pic.twitter.com/ltqktWcat1— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) 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 General Assembly 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 instantly and individually by secret poll by nearly all of the members of the General Assembly.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 relies on equitable geographical distribution, and seats are distributed amongst regional teams Group of African States (13), Group of Asia-Pacific States (13), Group of Eastern 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 only reflects the UN’s diversity, but it gives the Council legitimacy when speaking out on human rights violations in all countries,” 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 campaign pledge to rejoin the Human Rights Council” and the US will “work to ensure this body lives up to these principles.””Our initial efforts as full members in the Council will focus on what we can accomplish in situations of dire need, such as in Afghanistan, Burma, China, Ethiopia, Syria, and Yemen. More broadly, we will promote respect for fundamental freedoms and women’s rights, and oppose religious intolerance, racial and ethnic injustices, and violence and discrimination against members of minority groups, including LGBTQI+ persons and persons with disabilities,” Thomas-Greenfield mentioned.Proud day for India India will get elected to UN #HumanRightsCouncil by a overwhelming majorityAs a democratic & pluralistic nation adhering to elementary rights, will proceed to additional #HumanRights issuesThank you colleagues of all UN Member States in your assist pic.twitter.com/1UlvVmPC4e— PR/Amb T S Tirumurti (@ambtstirumurti) October 14, 2021
“We will oppose the Council’s disproportionate attention on Israel, which includes the Council’s only standing agenda item targeting a single country,” 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 information and encourage these dedicated to selling and defending human rights each in their very own international locations and overseas to hunt membership.”We hold others to our own standard: while we may sometimes fall short of our own ideals, we must constantly strive to be as inclusive, rights respecting, and free as possible.”She added that in its new position as member, the US “can fully participate in the Council’s work of protecting and promoting human rights. We will use every tool at our disposal, from introducing resolutions and amendments to wielding our vote when needed. Our goals are clear: stand with human rights defenders and speak out against violations and abuses of human rights.”