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Election (21 May 2008)

Human Rights Council

RESULTS

Number of votes in parentheses obtained in a single round of balloting (the required majority was 97).

African States
(4 seats )
Asian States
(4 seats)
Eastern European States (2 seats) Latin American & Caribbean States
(3 seats)
Western European & Other States (2 seats)
Zambia (182) Japan (155) Slovakia (135) Chile (176) France (123)
Ghana (181) Bahrain (142) Ukraine (125) Brazil (175) United Kingdom (120)
Burkina Faso (180) Republic of Korea (139)   Argentina (172)  
Gabon (178) Pakistan (114)      



 

In accordance with paragraph 7 of General Assembly resolution 60/251 “the Council shall consist of forty-seven Member States, which shall be elected directly and individually by secret ballot by the majority of the members of the General Assembly; the membership shall be based on equitable geographical distribution, and seats shall be distributed as follows among regional groups: Group of African States, thirteen; Group of Asian States, thirteen; Group of Eastern European States, six; Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, eight; and Group of Western European and other States, seven; the members of the Council shall serve for a period of three years and shall not be eligible for immediate re-election after two consecutive terms”.

Voluntary pledges that Member States have chosen to provide in support of their respective candidacies, in accordance with paragraph 8 of General Assembly resolution 60/251, are issued as General Assembly documents in all official languages.

List of Candidates

Click on country name to view pledge (.pdf)

African States (4 vacant seats) Asian States
(4 vacant seats)
Eastern European States
(2 vacant seats)
Latin American & Caribbean States
(3 vacant seats)
Western European & other States
(2 vacant seats)
Burkina Faso
[A/62/837]
Bahrain
[A/62/739]
Serbia
[A/62/822]
Argentina
[A/62/746]
France
[A/62/775]
Gabon Japan
[A/62/728]
Slovakia
[A/62/747]
Brazil
[A/62/777]
Spain
[A/62/788]
Ghana
[A/62/771]
Pakistan
[A/62/808]
Ukraine
[A/62/729]
Chile
[A/62/745]
United Kingdom
[A/62/730]
Zambia
[A/62/838]
Republic of Korea
[A/62/754]
     
  Sri Lanka
[A/62/778]
     
  Timor-Leste
[A/62/742]
     

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List of Current Members

African States
(13 seats)
Asian States
(13 seats)
Eastern European States
(6 seats)
Latin American &
Caribbean States 
(8 seats)
Western European
& other States
(7 seats)
Angola
2010
Bangladesh
2009
Azerbaijan
2009
Bolivia
2010
Canada
2009
Cameroon
2009
China
2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010
Brazil
2008
France
2008
Djibouti
2009
India
2010
Romania
2008
Cuba
2009
Germany
2009
Egypt
2010
Indonesia
2010
Russian Federation
2009
Guatemala
2008
Italy
2010
Gabon
2008
Japan
2008
Slovenia
2010
Mexico
2009
Netherlands
2010
Ghana
2008
Jordan
2009
Ukraine
2008
Nicaragua
2010
Switzerland
2009
Mali
2008
Malaysia
2009
  Peru
2008
United Kingdom
2008
Madagascar
2010
Pakistan
2008
  Uruguay
2009
 
Mauritius
2009
Philippines
2010
     
Nigeria
2009
Qatar
2010
     
Senegal
2009
Rep. of Korea
2008
     
South Africa
2010
Saudi Arabia
2009
     
Zambia
2008
Sri Lanka
2008