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General Assembly, by secret ballot, elects 15 member states to serve three-year terms on Human Rights Council

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

UN General Assembly elects new members to the Human Rights Council

New York, Oct 17(Just Earth News): The General Assembly on Monday elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.

Addressing Human Rights Council, UN rights chief decries some States’ lack of cooperation

New York, June 7(Just Earth News): In a major address in Geneva, the United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday stressed that denying access or not cooperating with UN bodies would not diminish scrutiny of a Government’s human rights record.

In special address, Chile's President spotlights efficacy of UN Human Rights Council

New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): Addressing a special meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Chilean President on Wednesday stressed the importance of multilateralism and the work of the 47-member body.

UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DPRK, Iran, Myanmar and Burundi

New York, Mar 14 (Just Earth News): At respective interactive dialogues on Monday on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Burundi, Iran and Eretria, senior United Nations independent human rights experts called on the governments to take immediate steps to ensure human rights protection in their respective countries.

General Assembly elects 14 members to UN Human Rights Council

New York, Oct 29 (Just Earth News): The General Assembly on Friday elected, by secret ballot, 14 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Increasing cases of enforced disappearances ‘just the tip of the iceberg,’ UN experts group warns

New York, Sept 17 (Just Earth News): In its latest report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances expressed deep concern and frustration at the rising number of cases, and underlined the need to prevent such acts and hold the perpetrators to account.

At opening of Human Rights Council, UN official warns that rights violations “will not disappear” if access blocked for international observers

New York, Sept 14 (Just Earth News): Addressing the 33rd session of the world body’s Human Rights Council, the United Nations rights chief on Tuesday highlighted the challenges confronting the international community and expressed particular concern over attempts by countries to block human rights scrutiny.

UN rights chief warns of 'preventable calamities' and 'worrying' trends in more than 50 countries

New York, June 14 (Just Earth News):In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN rights chief sheds a light on “preventable calamities” and worrying trends around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries.

Caste systems violate human rights of millions worldwide – new UN expert report

New York, Mar 22 (Just Earth News/IBNS):At least 250 million people worldwide still face appalling and dehumanising discrimination based on caste and similar systems of inherited status, warned the United Nations expert on minority issues while presenting finding to the UN Human Rights Council.

As UN Human Rights Council marks 10th anniversary, Ban urges body to increase 'impact'

New York, Mar 16(Just Earth News/IBNS):Human rights are, sadly, “under attack” worldwide, and the United Nations Human Rights Council must increase its impact on the ground over its second decade, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday as the Organization's main human rights body marked the 10th anniversary of its creation.

DPR Korea’s ‘totalitarian’ governing structure ‘absolutely denies rights,’ UN expert warns

New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):An independent United Nations human rights expert on Monday warned that repression remains unabated in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the country’s authorities continue to exercise the strictest control over all aspects of its citizens’ lives.

UN development agenda seeks to reach 'those farthest behind,' Ban tells Human Rights Council

New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): At the opening of the 31st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, senior UN officials emphasized the powerful link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the right to development, highlighting that people on the front lines of armed conflict and humanitarian need are hoping the Organization can help ease their suffering.

General Assembly elects 18 members to UN Human Rights Council

New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): The General Assembly on Wednesday elected 18 States to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2016.

Human Rights Council president hails body’s success as duties increase, resources shrink

New York, Nov 18 (IBNS) Presenting the annual report of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the body’s President, Baudelaire Ndong Ella, told the General Assembly on Monday that the Council has bolstered its reputation and credibility over the years through the work of its special experts and carrying out the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).