At the plenary session of the UN General Assembly on October 13, the Russian Federation was elected a member of the United Nations Council for Human Rights. Russia in a secret ballot was supported by 158 of the 193 member countries of the organization.
According to TASS, the council also includes 15 countries, including China, Cuba, France, Pakistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and other states.
This composition will begin work on January 1 of next year, its powers will last until early 2024.
We add that in September, UN members adopted a declaration for the 75th anniversary of the organization. In addition to traditional theses, it touches on the topic of a pandemic. The declaration also talks about expanding the UN diplomatic tools, modernizing the organization to meet modern realities and developing cooperation in the digital sphere, as well as protecting the planet and protecting human rights.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke on behalf of the CSTO countries at the high-level week of the UN General Assembly session. He said that today it is becoming more and more difficult to respond to global problems, especially in the context of the growing disunity of the world community.