|NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Agencies): - Pakistan Monday won the election of United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by securing 171 votes. Pakistan is elected for this important UN body for the third time.Pakistan secured its first victory in 2006 when the body was created by the United Nations General Assembly. In the new term, Pakistan will serve on the Council from 2013 to 2015.|
After winning the elections, while replying to a question from the Media Masood Khan, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan said, “Human rights are essential part of our genesis. Human rights are enshrined in our constitution and part of our national ethos”.The success in the election demonstrates Pakistan’s strong commitment to human rights and the international community’s confidence in Pakistan’s substantial contributions at the Human Rights Council and its affiliated bodies.
In its election campaign, Pakistan’s Permanent Mission in New York highlighted that Pakistan’s Government, Parliament and judiciary have taken a series of steps in the last four years for the promotion and protection of universal human rights in Pakistan.Special attention is being given by the Government of Pakistan to the social and economic emancipation of women and protection of the rights of other vulnerable groups including children and minorities.
News Updated at : Wednesday, November 14, 2012