India has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a sixth term on October 14, 2021, with an overwhelming majority. The new three-year term of India will be effective from January 2022 to December 2024. India received 184 votes of the 193 votes cast in the election.
The elections were held for a total of 18 seats and countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the 47 UN member council. The headquarters of the UNHRC is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- United Nations Human Rights Council President: Nazhat Shameem;
- United Nations Human Rights Council Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
- United Nations Human Rights Council Founded: 15 March 2006.