Eritrea elected to the UN Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly today, 13 October elected Eritrea to the Geneva based Human Rights Council, the UN body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the globe.

Asmara, 13 October 2018 - The UN General Assembly today, 13 October elected Eritrea to the Geneva based Human Rights Council, the UN body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the globe.

According to report, the Assembly elected 18 states by secret ballot to serve as members of the Council for the next three years beginning from 1 January 2019. Along with Eritrea, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Somalia, and Togo from Africa, and Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, India, Italy, Philippines, and Uruguay from other regional groups have also been elected to the UN body.

Based on the election process of the Assembly, the 18 new members were elected according to the following pattern: 5 seats for African States, 5 seats for Asia-Pacific States; 2 seats for Eastern European States; 3 seats for Latin American and Caribbean States; and 3 seats for Western European and other States.