Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ethiopia elected to the UN Human Rights Council

Ethiopia was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday together with four other African countries namely Kenya, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, and Sierra Leone.
 They were chosen along with a total of seventeen other states to serve as members of the Council for a three-year term, beginning on 1 January 2013.

Ethiopia has always been committed to the advancement of human rights within the country establishing its own national Human Rights Commission and setting up the Office of Ombudsman.
It has also made important contributions to the establishment and strengthening of the Human Rights Council over many years. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States.

The Human Rights Council has responsibility for promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 15 March 2006.
Source: ERTA

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