Irrespective of our nation's triumphant election to UN Human Rights Council with largest vote, India will be serving only for a limited term of 1 Year, while Pakistan will have 2 Years and Bengladesh will be there for 3 Years! Confused? You are meant to be.
The number of years each country will serve on the Council is below.
“Elected for one year are Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, Bahrain, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Poland, Czech Republic, Argentina, Ecuador, Finland and the Netherlands.
Nations serving for two years are Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Zambia, Pakistan, Japan, Sri Lanka, Republic of Korea, Romania, Ukraine, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, the United Kingdom and France.
Cameroon, Djibouti, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Bangladesh, China, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, Canada, Germany and Switzerland will serve for three years.
In the future, nations will be elected to three-year terms of office.”
If you are still confused, find out it from United Nations Human Rights Council Website itself.
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
African States: Algeria (2007), Cameroon (2009), Djibouti (2009), Gabon (2008),
Asian States: Bahrain (2007), Bangladesh (2009), China (2009), India (2007),
Eastern European States: Azerbaijan (2009), Czech Republic (2007),
Latin American & Caribbean States: Argentina (2007), Brazil (2008) , Cuba (2009),
Western European & Other States: Canada (2009), Finland (2007), France (2008),
The first election of the members of the newly established Human Rights Council (HRC) was held by the General Assembly on 9 May 2006. Term of office will begin on 19 June 2006.
Member States listed below announced their candidacies in writing and were elected directly and individually by a majority of the Members of the General Assembly. They shall not be eligible for immediate re-election after two consecutive terms (para.7 of resolution A/RES/60/251).
Pledges that Member States have chosen to provide to the Secretariat in support of their respective candidacies are being made available in the language submitted.
Eastern European States
Latin American & Caribbean States
Western European & Other States
|Algeria (P)||Bangladesh (P)||Albania (P)||Argentina (P)||Canada (P)|
|Cameroon (P)||Bahrain (P)||Armenia (P)||Brazil (P)||Finland (P)|
|Djibouti (P)||China (P)||Azerbaijan (P)||Cuba (P)||France (P)|
|Gabon (P)||India (P)||Czech Rep. (P)||Ecuador (P)||Germany (P)|
|Ghana (P)||Indonesia (P)||Georgia
|Guatemala (P)||Greece (P)|
|Mali (P)||Iran (P)||Hungary (P)||Mexico (P)||Netherlands (P)|
|Mauritius (P)||Iraq (P)||Latvia (P)||Nicaragua (P)||Portugal (P)|
|Morocco (P)||Japan (P)||Lithuania (P)||Peru (P)||Switzerland (P)|
|Nigeria (P)||Jordan (P)||Poland (P)||Uruguay (P)||United Kingdom (P)|
|Senegal (P)||Kyrgyzstan (P)||Romania (P)||Venezuela (P)|
|South Africa (P)||Lebanon (P)||Russian Federation (P)|
|Tunisia (P)||Malaysia (P)||Slovenia (P)|
|Zambia (P)||Pakistan (P)||Ukraine (P)|
|Rep. of Korea (P)|
|Saudi Arabia (P)|
|Sri Lanka (P)|
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