Greece proposes candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council

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Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, has presented Greece’s candidature for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2028-2030.

Speaking via video message at the 52nd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Dendias pointed out that Greece has never had the chance to serve on the Council before.

He said Greece’s aim was to advance the Council’s vital work based on respect for International Law and especially the Charter of the UN.

Dendias also pointed out that Greece has submitted its candidacy for the Council because it contributes to resolutions such as the promotion of cultural rights, sports and the Olympic Games, as well as human rights in neurotechnology.

“It is with these priorities and principles that we aim to promote the vital work of the Council,” the Greek Foreign Minister stressed.

The UNHRC has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis. The Council investigates allegations of breaches of human rights in UN member states and addresses thematic human rights issues like freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.

Source: Keep Talking Greece.

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