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12 Oct 2022 | Wed 16:05
The Maldivian delegation at the UNGA
The Maldivian delegation at the UNGA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
UN Human Rights Council
Maldives wins a seat at the UN Human Rights Council
 
Maldives won at the elections held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday
 
The Maldives won with 154 votes, out of a total of 189 votes cast
 
The Maldives competed in the Group of Asia-Pacific States, for one of the 4 vacant seats

The Maldives has won a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Maldives won in the voting held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

The election saw 17 countries competing for 14 vacant seats. The Maldives competed in the Group of Asia-Pacific States, for one of the 4 vacant seats.

The Maldives won with 154 votes, out of a total of 189 votes cast. Along with the Maldives, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Kyrgyzstan also won seats in the Asia-Pacific Group.

The membership for the UN Humans Rights Council is based on equitable geographical distribution, and seats are allotted as follows among regional groups;

  • Group of African States has 13 seats
  • Group of Asia-Pacific States has 13 seats
  • Group of Eastern European States has 06 seats
  • Group of Latin American and Caribbean States has 08 seats
  • Group of Western European and other States has 07 seats

The 47 members at the United Nations Human Rights Council not only reflect the United Nation’s diversity, but it gives the Council legitimacy when speaking out on human rights violations in all countries.

Members serve for a period of three years and are not eligible for immediate re-election after serving two consecutive terms.

The new members will start their terms on January 1, 2023.

Last updated at: 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Fathimath Zuhaira
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