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Indonesia Elected as Member of the UN Human Rights Council, Representing Asia Pacific


Jakarta, IO – Indonesia has been elected as a member of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HAM) for the 2024-26 period, representing the Asia Pacific region.

Indonesia’s accession was achieved after receiving the highest support during the election process in New York, Tuesday (10/10). Indonesia receives 186 votes, out of total 192 UN members, per Katadata Thursday (12/10)

“The highest vote that Indonesia has ever received in the history of Indonesia’s nomination to the Human Rights Council,” said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

Retno also appreciated the support given by the world to Indonesia. She hopes Indonesia can make impact on global human rights issues.

“Hopefully the election of Indonesia as a member will not only benefit Indonesia, but also efforts to advance human rights around the world,” said Retno.

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The UN Human Rights Council is a body comprising 47 UN countries. It carries the mission to promote and protect human rights in the world. It is also tasked with determining mandates related to developments in the world human rights situation.

A number of mandates that have been given include the formation of commissions of inquiry in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, a monitoring mission in Belarus, to the formation of a racial justice agency in global law enforcement. (un)


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