BANJUL, 14 October 2021:
After 2 years of hard campaign, The Gambia through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in New York, made history on successfully securing a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time.
The Gambia will commence its 3 year term from January 2022 to December 2024 with the second highest ballot counts of 186 votes at the election held on 14th October 2021.
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office in Geneva.
Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad