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UN General Assembly elects new HRC members

Luanda, ANGOLA, October 15 - Angola is one of 16 countries running for a place at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for 2018-2020 period, whose elections are set for Monday in New York by the UN General Assembly.,

Speaking on the occasion of the meeting, Ambassador ApolinĂ¡rio Correia, Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations Offices in Geneva, who is in New York to attend the election, said that he expected strong support from most of the State members of the organization, in recognition of the human rights improvements that the country has been achieving.

Angola submitted its application in 2016 and was endorsed by the African Union (AU) during the organization's summit held last July.

In addition to Angola, Nigeria, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo (the African Region), Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan and Qatar (Asia Pacific), Slovakia and Ukraine (Eastern Europe), Chile, Mexico and Peru (Latin America and the Caribbean) and Australia and Spain (Western Europe and other States).

Angola has already been a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, having served two straight terms from 2007 to 2013.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Human Rights Council is a subsidiary body of the 47-member United Nations General Assembly, which has been responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights since its founding in 2006.

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