PUTRAJAYA 15 OCT. Malaysia has won a seat out of 18 with 183 votes at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2022-2024 following elections held during the 76th Session of the United States General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Thursday.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a statement said:”We are ready to play an active role to be the facilitator for conciliation, enabler for cooperation, and builder of consensus.
“Malaysia will work closely with United Nations Member States to advance the global human rights agenda, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“As our nations lay the groundwork for a sustained and inclusive recovery post #COVID-19, human rights must be kept at the centre of all our efforts in unity for humanity”.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its statement said, Malaysia has served in the HRC twice before from 2006-2009 and 2010-2013 where it worked constructively with all stakeholders in the pursuit of a balanced and non-politicised approach to human rights issues.
The statement added, the HRC is a 47 member inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights. It considers all thematic human right issues, human rights violations and specific situations requiring attention.–Malaysia World News