Philippines is newest member of UN Human Rights Council


The Philippines has been voted as the newest member of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council along with 17 other new member states.

With a vote of 165, Philippines was among the latest 5 member states in the Asia Pacific Region along with India, Fiji, Bangladesh, and Bahrain. 

The Council is made of 47 Member States, which are elected by the majority of members of the General Assembly of the United Nations through direct and secret ballot. The General Assembly takes into account the candidate States’ contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard.

The Council’s Membership is based on equitable geographical distribution. Seats are distributed as follows:

African States: 13 seats
Asia-Pacific States: 13 seats
Latin American and Caribbean States: 8 seats
Western European and other States: 7 seats
Eastern European States: 6 seats

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2 thoughts on “Philippines is newest member of UN Human Rights Council

  1. Brother Dave says:

    The Philippines? Surely you jest?

    This only serves to prove what a grandiose waste of money and time has been invested in the U.N. It should be immediately abolished.

    Here you have members of the U.N. sending the wrong message to other nations. They vote to allow the Philippines to sit on the Human Rights Council and yet the Philippines has seen the Extra Judicial Killing of over 12,000 of its citizens during the past 2 years.

    Money, investments and profits have become the motivating factors for the majority of U.N. member nations. Human rights, liberty and justice have little influence on their decisions.

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