Bulgaria was Elected as a Member to UN Human Rights Council

During the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Bulgaria was elected for a member to the Human Rights Council for the period 2019-2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a press release. 180 out of 188 UN member states that were present and voted, supported Bulgaria. The result of Bulgaria is fifth among the eighteen countries - candidates for membership of the HRC and the first among the EU candidate countries - together with Italy.

For the first time, Bulgaria has been nominated for this Council. "Bulgaria is committed to supporting the independence of UN human rights structures and to working for the protection of the rights of the children, equality between women and men, the rights of people with disabilities, the creation of tolerant societies, taking into account the commitments on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Objectives 2030," is said in the report.

The Human Rights Council has the power to discuss all thematic issues and human rights situations that require its attention throughout the year, as well as make recommendations. The Council includes 47 states elected by the United Nations General Assembly.

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Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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