Pakistan seeks re-election to UNHRC | Pakistan Today

Pakistan seeks re-election to UNHRC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to seek re-election to the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which has 47 elected members.

In a note verbal to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Pakistani Mission to the world body said that Pakistan will contest one of the four seats reserved for Asia Pacific Group of States for 2021-2023 term. Pakistan’s current term will expire at the end of this year.

Pakistan has already served on the Human Rights Council four times since its creation. The UN General Assembly will hold elections to fill the vacant seats of the Council in October during its 75th session.