Venezuela Elected to United Nations Human Rights Council

Voting in the General Assembly

In an election on Monday in which the United Nations General Assembly chose 18 members of the body, Venezuela was chosen to hold a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2013-2015, , including three from Latin America and the Caribbean.

The South American nation vowed during its candidacy to work hard to strengthen the Human Rights Council and its proceedings and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights for all peoples throughout the world.

In October of last year, Venezuela made its first presentation as part of the United Nations Periodic Human Rights Review, a mechanism that is a valuable tool for carrying out an impartial examination of the situation of human rights in countries around the world.

Also elected to represent Latin America on the Human Rights Council were Argentina and Brazil.

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