651778The General Assembly has elected 18 States to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2016.

Mongolia was elected as member of United Nations Human Rights Council at the 70th regular session of the UN General Assembly on October 28, 2015 with vote of 172 countries. This year, the General Assembly elected 18 States to serve on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for three­ year terms beginning on January 01, 2016. Seven countries of Asia Pacific have competed for the given five seats, and Mongolia won with the highest vote among them. Mongolia will be member of UNHRC in 2016­-2018. Upon becoming member of UNHRC, Mongolia is granted the opportunity to run active policy at international arena and contribute international communities protecting the human rights across the world.

Members of the Council serve for a period of three years and are not eligible for immediate re-election after serving two consecutive terms. Of those elected, Burundi, Georgia, Togo, Mongolia and Panama will be sitting on the Geneva-based body for the first time. Re-elected for an additional term was Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.