Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)– The United Arab Emirates was elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Thursday, for the third time in its history, according to the UAE mission to the United Nations.
The mission said, through its account on Twitter: “The United Arab Emirates was elected to serve in the Human Rights Council. During our term of membership in the Human Rights Council, we will work to promote the promotion and protection of human rights.”
For his part, Diplomatic Adviser to the President of the UAE, Anwar Gargash, said: “We congratulate the UAE for winning the membership of the Human Rights Council for the period 2022-2024 in the elections that took place at the United Nations General Assembly.”
Gargash considered that “winning 180 votes is based on an internationally recognized record in the human rights file and a successful experience in many areas, such as women’s empowerment, tolerance and labor rights, which will constitute a qualitative addition to the council.”
The term of membership of states in the Human Rights Council extends to 3 years.
The UAE was elected in the two periods between 2013 and 2015 and 2016 to 2018.