Saudi Arabia re-elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

May 13, 2009

Saudi Arabia has won re-election to the United Nations Human Rights Council for an additional three-year term, gaining154 out of a total of 192 votes cast. The Kingdom will hold one of the Council’s Asian seats, alongside Jordan, China, Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan. The United States has joined the Council’s membership for the first time, while five countries have been elected from the African continent, three from the Latin-American-Caribbean region and two from Eastern Europe.

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