UN: South Africa, Morocco, Algeria elected to Human Rights Council
On 11 October 2022, the United Nations General Assembly elected 14 member states to the Human Rights Council to serve three-year terms from 1 January 2023.
Members of the UN General Assembly voted by secret ballot to fill regional seats on the 47-member Council, with South Africa being elected alongside Algeria, Morocco, and Sudan in an uncontested slate for the African region. South Korea and Venezuela failed to be re-elected due to contested ballots for the Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions.
The UN General Assembly established the Human Rights Council in 2006 to promote human rights and to monitor and address human rights violations across the world, although its own members have often faced criticism from human rights groups for their own records.
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