Kazakhstan elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2022-2024
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During the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Republic of Kazakhstan was elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for 2022-2024, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The priority areas of Kazakhstan's work in the Council are: promoting gender equality and empowering women, universal abolition of the death penalty, combating all forms of intolerance, freedom of religion and belief, ensuring inclusive and universal education, as well as respect for human rights in the context of the COVID19 pandemic.
The election of our country to the main human rights body of the world organization is recognition of its role as an active and responsible participant in the process of promoting international norms and standards in the field of protecting human rights and freedoms.
Along with Kazakhstan, the UN HRC also included the United States, Luxembourg, Finland, Lithuania, Montenegro, Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Gambia, Somalia, India, Malaysia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Previously, our country was elected to the Human Rights Council for 2013-2015.