Nepal Re-elected As A Member Of The UN Human Rights Council

  October 15, 2020 By: INSEC

Nepal has been elected for the second time as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

According to the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, in the election held at the UN headquarters, Nepal has been re-elected as a member for three years. Nepal has been elected for the period 2021 to 2023

Earlier, Nepal was elected for the year 2018-2020. Along with Nepal, China, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan have also been elected as members of the Asia-Pacific region.

In a secret ballot, Nepal received 150 votes, according to a statement from the mission.

Other members elected for the new term include Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, and Senegal from Africa, Russia and Ukraine from Eastern Europe, Bolivia, Cuba and Mexico from Latin America, and the United Kingdom and France from Western Europe.

Apart from the Asia-Pacific region, members from other regions were also elected unopposed.

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Nepal Pradip Gyawali tweeted and thanked all the countries for giving victory to Nepalis with 150 votes.

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