India got re-elected to UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)for the 2022-24 term Thursday.
An overwhelming majority in the General Assembly voted for India.
New Delhi”s envoy described the election as a robust endorsement of the country”s strong roots in democracy, pluralism and fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution.
The 76th UN General Assembly held elections on Thursday. It was conducted for 18 new members of the UNHRC who will serve for a period of three years, starting in January 2022.
India received 184 votes in the 193-member assembly; the required majority was 97.
India’s current term was to end on December 31 this year. For election for the term 2022-2024, there were five vacant seats in the Asia-Pacific States category – India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Qatar and UAE.
India’s mission also congratulated other UN Member States for their election to the Human Rights Council. It consists of 47 Member States elected directly and individually by secret ballot by the majority of the members of the General Assembly.