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India Gets Elected to UN Human Rights Council for the Sixth Time

Some of the other countries on the council are United States, UAE, Malaysia, Qatar, Finland, and Argentina.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>File photo of&nbsp;United Nations Human Rights Council.</p></div>
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India, on Thursday, 14 October, was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a sixth term with an "overwhelming endorsement". A total of 18 member countries were elected on Thursday.

The other countries elected the council are United States, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Finland, Argentina, Gambia, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia, Benin, Cameroon and Eritrea.

Taking to Twitter, the Permanent Mission of India to the UN stated: "India elected for the record 6th term of the Human Rights Council by an overwhelming endorsement of UN Member States. We stand committed to work together with fellow members of the Council towards the goal of global promotion and protection of human rights."

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It proceeded to congratulate the other member countries elected to the council.

The UNHR council consists of 47 Member States, which are elected directly and individually by a secret ballot put in by the majority of the members of the General Assembly.

To ensure maximum representation in the council, no nation state can be re-elected for a third consecutive time and all candidates are considered in geographical groups.

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