Election

Human Rights Council

Members elected on 13 May 2010:
Angola, Ecuador, Guatemala, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia,
Maldives, Mauritania, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Moldova,
Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and Uganda
Press release | Webcast [Realplayer, 2 h 24 min]

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

  • African States (4 seats)
    • Angola (170 votes)
    • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (155 votes)
    • Mauritania (167 votes)
    • Uganda (164 votes)
  • Asian States (4 seats)
    • Malaysia (179 votes)
    • Maldives (185 votes)
    • Qatar (177 votes)
    • Thailand (182 votes)
  • Eastern European States (2 seats)
    • Poland (171 votes)
    • Republic of Moldova (175 votes)
  • Latin American and Caribbean States (2 seats)
    • Ecuador (180 votes)
    • Guatemala (180 votes)
    • Peru (1 vote)
  • Western European and Other States (2 seats)
    • Spain (177 votes)
    • Switzerland (175 votes)

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

African States (4 vacant seats) Asian States
(4 vacant seats)
Eastern European States
(2 vacant seats)
Latin American & Caribbean States
(2 vacant seats)
Western European & other States
(2 vacant seats)
Angola
[A/64/775]
Malaysia
[A/64/765]
Poland
[A/64/709]
Ecuador
[A/64/743]
Spain
[A/64/704]
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
[A/64/773]
Maldives
[A/64/657]
Republic of Moldova
[A/64/729]
Guatemala
[A/64/730]
Switzerland
[A/64/726]

Mauritania
[A/64/739]

Qatar      
Uganda Thailand
[A/64/687]
     

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List of current members

Members outlined in bold will retire on 18 June 2010.

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010
Argentina 2011 Belgium
2012
Burkina Faso 2011 Bangladesh
2012
Hungary
2012
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2010
France
2011
Cameroon
2012
China
2012
Russian Federation
2012
Brazil
2011
Italy
2010
Djibouti
2012
India
2010
Slovakia
2011
Chile
2011
Netherlands
2010
Egypt
2010
Indonesia
2010
Slovenia
2010
Cuba
2012
Norway
2012
Gabon
2011
Japan
2011
Ukraine
2011
Mexico
2012
United Kingdom 2011
Ghana
2011
Jordan
2012
  Nicaragua
2010
United States
2012
Madagascar
2010
Kyrgyzstan
2012
  Uruguay
2012
 
Mauritius
2012
Pakistan
2011
     
Nigeria
2012
Philippines
2010
     
Senegal
2012
Qatar
2010
     
South Africa
2010
Rep. of Korea 2011      
Zambia 2011 Saudi Arabia
2012
     

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