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Malaysia wins seat at UN human rights council for 2022-2024 term

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Kuala Lumpur, Oct 15 — Malaysia has won the election to take one of the 18 seats in the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2022-2024 term with 183 votes.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob shared the news in a Facebook post.

“Malaysia’s success in taking a seat at the UN Human Rights Council is a great achievement and recognition on the status of human rights,” he said.

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Ismail also said Malaysia is ready to play an active role, to be the facilitator for conciliation, the enabler for cooperation, and the builder of consensus.

“Malaysia will work closely with the UN member states to advance the global human rights agenda, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

“As our nations lay the groundwork for a sustained and inclusive recovery post #Covid19, human rights must be kept at the center of all our efforts. In unity, for humanity,” he said.