Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ukraine repeatedly elected to Human Rights Council of UN General Assembly

Ukraine was repeatedly elected to the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly. At the elections of 15 new members of the Council, Ukraine competed with Slovakia and Serbia for two places from East European states.

There are 47 member states in the Human Rights Council. Each Council member is elected by the majority of votes of the UN General Assembly members through a procedure of direct secret voting.