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Election (12 May 2009)

Human Rights Council

RESULTS

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

African States
(5 seats)
Asian States
(5 seats)
Eastern European States (2 seats) Latin American & Caribbean States (3 seats) Western European & Other States (3 seats)
Senegal (165) Jordan (178) Russian Federation
(146)
Mexico (175) Norway (179)
Mauritius (162) Kyrgyzstan (174) Hungary (131) Uruguay (173) Belgium (177)
Nigeria (148) Bangladesh (171)   Cuba (163) United States of America (167)
Cameron (142) China (167)      
Djibouti (141) Saudi Arabia (154)      

 

 

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”.

Member States who have chosen to announce their candidacies in writing are listed below.

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 below for additional information on candidature.

African States (5 vacant seats) Asian States
(5 vacant seats)
Eastern European States
(2 vacant seats)
Latin American & Caribbean States
(3 vacant seats)
Western European & other States
(3 vacant seats)
Cameroon
[A/63/816]
Bangladesh
[A/63/842]
Azerbaijan
[A/63/800]
Cuba
[A/63/854]
Belgium
[A/63/801]
Djibouti
[A/63/791]
China
[A/63/840]
Hungary
[A/63/793]
Mexico
[A/63/795]
Norway
[A/63/792]

Kenya
[A/63/766]

Jordan
[A/63/826]
Russian Federation
[A/63/797]
Uruguay
[A/63/796]
United States
[A/63/831]
Mauritius
[A/63/794]
Kyrgyzstan
[A/63/873]
     
Nigeria
[ A/63/851]
Saudi Arabia      
Senegal
[ A/63/834]
       

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List of Members

Members outlined in bold retired on 19 June 2009.

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
Bahrain 2011 Azerbaijan
2009
Argentina 2011 Canada
2009
Burkina Faso 2011 Bangladesh
2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2010 France 2011
Cameroon
2009
China
2009
Russian Federation
2009
Brazil 2011 Germany
2009
Djibouti
2009
India
2010
Slovakia 2011 Chile 2011 Italy
2010
Egypt
2010
Indonesia
2010
Slovenia
2010
Cuba
2009
Netherlands
2010
Gabon 2011 Japan 2011 Ukraine 2011 Mexico
2009
Switzerland
2009
Ghana 2011 Jordan
2009
  Nicaragua
2010
United Kingdom 2011
Madagascar
2010
Malaysia
2009
  Uruguay
2009
 
Mauritius
2009
Pakistan 2011      
Nigeria
2009
Philippines
2010
     
Senegal
2009
Qatar
2010
     
South Africa
2010
Repulic of Korea 2011      
Zambia 2011 Saudi Arabia
2009
     

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