India has been elected to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council with the highest vote among all candidates. It secured 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019. India’s win with the highest number of votes reflects the country’s standing in the international comity.
The 18 new members were elected by the absolute majority through a secret ballot. India got the highest number of votes among all 18 countries in the five regional categories. In the Asia Pacific category, India got 188 votes followed by Fiji with 187 and Bangladesh 178 votes.
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- India had previously been elected to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council for the 2011-2014 and 2014-2017.
- India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin.