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Pakistan Elected Member to UN Human Rights Council

New York (October 17, 2017): Pakistan has been elected member to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2018-20.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan secured more than two third majority votes in the election held today for the term 2018-20 at the United Nations General Assembly.

Pakistan Wins Election to the Human Rights Council for the term 2018-20 held today at United Nations General Assembly New York

He said Pakistan’s membership demonstrates confidence of the international community in our role and contribution to the national and global human rights agenda.

There were five candidates from the Asia Pacific region against four seats. Since its establishment in 2006, this is the 4th time Pakistan has been elected as member of the Human Rights Council.

“Pakistan will continue to remain actively engaged with the Council, its machinery, processes and relevant stakeholders, at home and abroad,” Zakaria reaffirmed.

Pakistan is firmly committed to uphold promote & safeguard universal human rights for all, including through its membership of HR Council.

Pakistan will build on efforts towards ensuring that the Council’s work is guided by principles of universality impartiality dialogue and cooperation.

Pakistan is firmly committed to uphold promote and safeguard universal human rights for all, including through its membership of HR Council, the spokesman asserted.

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