x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

UAE elected to UN human rights council

The UAE has secured a three-year term on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The UAE was elected last night to a three-year term on the United Nations Human Rights Council, one of 21 nations vying for 18 seats.

"It is the culmination of a series of achievements in human rights over the past several years, including the protection and promotion of fundamental freedoms and legal rights of individuals - particularly related to women's rights and children - and in advanced legislation related to foreign workers," said Dr Anwar Gargash, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

"It places greater responsibility on us and requires greater monitoring, with a firm footing in the constitutional principles on which the nation was founded, placing human rights as a top priority."

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