China elected to UN Human Rights Council

China elected to UN Human Rights Council

China elected to UN Human Rights Council

Written by Staff Writer

13 Nov, 2013 | 2:23 pm

China was elected to the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term yesterday.
China was one of the fourteen newly-elected members to the 47-member UN Human Rights Council at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.
China got 176 favourable votes from the 192 UN member states on Tuesday morning, winning a three-year term on the Council which will run from 2014 to 2016.
Ambassador Wang Min, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the UN said after voting that the Chinese government attaches great importance to promoting and protecting human rights and has gained remarkable results in recent years.
Members of the UN Human Rights Council are elected directly and individually by secret ballot by the majority of the UNGA members and will serve for a period of three years after being elected. However, they are not eligible for immediate re-election after two consecutive terms.
China was elected as a founding member of the Council in 2006 and was re-elected for another three-year term in 2009.

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