Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal among 15 nations elected to UN Human Rights Council

 

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council along with 12 other countries. The other nations elected to the human rights wing of the UN are Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, and Ukraine.

This Human Rights Council election by the UN General Assembly was the first one conducted with new ballot papers. In the past, ballot papers had been completely blank. Now, they contain the names of the candidate countries, along with additional space to inscribe other names.