Qatar elected to membership of UN Human Rights Council

Qatar elected to membership of UN Human Rights Council

By QLNews

Qatar was elected to the membership of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

Qatar got the membership with a majority of 182 votes for a three-year membership that begins in January 2022.

The large number of Member States that voted in favor of the election 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 country in the field of protection and promotion of human rights and related issues.

The membership also highlights Qatar’s well-established approach and policy the promotion and protection of human rights at the local, regional and international levels.

Qatar’s election to the UN Human Rights Council also recognizes its consistent initiatives to bring peace in the world and support mediation and dialogue between countries to resolve conflicts.

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 January 1, 2022.

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Source: QNA
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