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India elected to Human Rights Council with highest number of votes in Asia Pacific Group in the UN General Assembly

Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations
 New York 

India was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2015-2017 in a keenly contested election held today (21 October, 2014) in the UN General Assembly in New York. Other countries in the fray were Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand and Qatar for 4 seats in the Asia-Pacific Group.  India secured the highest number of votes (162). 

India is a committed supporter of the UN Human Rights system and will continue to work towards further strengthening of the UN Human Rights Council.  The promotion and protection of the human rights is ingrained in India's domestic and foreign policies.

The Permanent Mission of India would also like to take this opportunity to convey Government of India’s deep appreciation and gratitude for the valued support extended by the esteemed Members States of the United Nations.

21 October 2014, New York