Honduras elected for the first time to the UN Human Rights Council


“This historic election grants Honduras a seat for the first time since the Council was established in 2006, and it is the result of the country’s hard work and achievements in defending human rights, ”said the President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

To be eligible for a seat on the Human Rights Council, Honduras has signed several commitments, including redoubling its efforts to improve human rights conditions in the country and to contribute with its membership in the body. United Nations to promote the protection of human rights around the world.

As a new member of the Human Rights Council, Honduras should take a more active role and speak out on human rights situations around the world for the Council to take action, such as respect for the human rights of women, indigenous peoples, LGTBQs, minorities, the elderly and other groups in vulnerable situations.

Likewise, it must rule on issues related to the promotion of accountability in countries where human rights violations occur, as well as condemn reprisals against human rights defenders. He also oversees the human rights situation in hot spots such as Afghanistan, Burundi, Syria, Yemen, some Latin America countries and others that are under the control of the Human Rights Council.

The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights in the world. He has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require his attention throughout the year. It meets at the United Nations Office at Geneva three times a year.

SOURCE Government of Honduras


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