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UAE announces bid for place on UN Human Rights Council

UAE Ambassador Ahmad Al Jarman says his country’s decision has been taken on the basis of its “firm belief in the importance of promoting and protecting all human rights through global partnership and constructive dialogue with all actors”.

The UAE has announced its bid for membership of the UN Human Rights Council for 2013 to 2015, the Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported on Monday.

In a letter to the president of the UN General Assembly, the UAE Ambassador Ahmad Al Jarman said his country’s decision was taken on the basis of its “firm belief in the importance of promoting and protecting all human rights through global partnership and constructive dialogue with all actors”.

The council has 47 member countries including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Mauritania.

 

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