Qatar elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council
Doha: With 182 votes, Qatar was elected as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for three years.
UN General Assembly (UNGA) Members, including Qatar, elected 18 states to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). “DGACM & Office of Legal Affairs staff ensured the smooth and procedurally correct conduct of the secret ballot vote.”
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatar’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, tweeted that Qatar’s victory validates its ongoing efforts to promote human rights.
“The State of Qatar considers the preservation and protection of human rights as one of the strategic pillars of its foreign policy, and an essential factor for achieving prosperity and peace. Qatar’s victory today as a member of the Human Rights Council, with the support of 182 countries, confirms Qatar’s continuous efforts to promote human rights and culminates in its noble efforts in international issues,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“Qatar’s victory today as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the elections held at the General Assembly headquarters in New York with the support of 182 countries is an extension of the brilliant successes of Qatari diplomacy under the leadership of Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani – may God protect him,” said Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations H E Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani.
“As a newly elected member of the @UN_HRC for the term 2022-2024 with the support of 182 countries, the State of Qatar would like to take this opportunity to profoundly thank all Member States for their valuable support in Qatar’s candidacy during #HRCelections2021.” Qatar Mission to UN tweeted.
“It was wonderful presiding over the @UN_HRC elections today… balloting in the #UNGA is slowly getting back to its normal practice. Congratulations to the Member States elected this morning!” said President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid.