India was on Thursday re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the term 2022-24. With this, Thi would be among the 47 members of the body for the next three years. On being re-elected, India has said that we will continue to work for the promotion and protection of human rights through respect, dialogue, cooperation. This is the second time in a row that India has been elected to the council, and it will have to compulsorily take a break after completing its three-year term.
A tweet by the Indian mission in Geneva said that India was chosen by the overwhelming support of UN member states. India got 184 votes out of 193 votes cast in its category. The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations gave this information by tweeting. He wrote, ‘India was re-elected to the UNHRC for the sixth time with an overwhelming majority. Heartfelt thanks to the members of the United Nations for reposing their faith in India.
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 at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) October 14, 2021
“We will continue to work for the promotion and protection of human rights through respect, dialogue, cooperation,” he said in another tweet. The United Nations General Assembly selected Argentina, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Finland, Zambia, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States by secret ballot.