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Beijing, October 12: 15 countries including China were elected members of the UN Human Rights Council. On October 10, the 78th United Nations General Assembly included 15 countries, including China, as members of the UN Human Rights Council. 15 countries including China will be given membership in place of those countries whose tenure will expire at the end of this year.
This time, the members of the UN Human Rights Council elected are China, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait in the Asia and Pacific region, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire in Africa, Ghana, Malawi, Brazil, Cuba, Dominica in the Latin and Caribbean region, Albania, Bulgaria in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and other regions include France and the Netherlands.
Among them, the continuously elected members are China, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, France, and Malawi. The tenure of all these 15 countries will start from January 1, 2024, and the duration of this tenure will be up to three years.
17 candidate countries took part in this year’s elections. In which Russia and Peru had to face defeat.
There are a total of 47 seats in the UN Human Rights Council. One-third of these 47 seats in the UN General Assembly are elected every year.