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UAE wins Human Rights Council Seat for 3 year Term

UAE wins Human Rights Council Seat for 3 year Term(New York) – UAE has won the membership of the UN Human Rights Council for next three-year term starting from early 2013. UAE was elected in a secret ballot conducted by the UN General Assembly in which 21 candidate countries from 18 geographical groups competed for 18 vacant seats. The UAE got 184 votes, the highest vote turnout of the total votes garnered by the four winning Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Japan, Korea and Pakistan) and the second highest votes of the total 18 winners.
H.E. Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, welcomed the UAE victory, saying: “The win crowned a series of achievements made by the UAE in its human rights record over the recent years, particularly in areas of legislation’s to uphold and protect fundamental freedoms and legal rights of individuals, rights of women and children and advanced regulations on rights of foreign workforce”.

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