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Pakistan re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for fifth time

Written by The Frontier Post

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ISLAMABAD: In another remarkable achievement on the diplomatic front, Pakistan has been re-elected as a member state of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council for the term 2020-23 on Tuesday.

According to the details, Pakistan won the slot by securing 169 votes out of 193 during the elections held at the UN General Assembly today.

Taking to social networking website, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “Pakistan re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council with an overwhelming majority today, securing 169 votes in the 193 member UN General Assembly. “

He maintained that since HRC’s establishment in 2006, this is the fifth time Pakistan has been elected to the premier UN body on human rights.

The foreign minister said, “Our re-election is a manifestation of the international community’s confidence and trust in Pakistan’s commitment to a progressive national and global human rights agenda.

Earlier on January 23, Pakistan had assumed the presidency of Asia and Pacific (ASPAC) in UNESCO for the period from January to December 2020.

According to a statement received from Paris, Ambassador of Pakistan to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Moin-ul-Haque will lead the ASPAC Group for the year 2020.

Indonesia would be the vice-chair while Republic of Korea will be the secretary of the group. UNESCO had six regional groups, with ASPAC being the second largest with 44 member states.

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