Russia Vows to Support U.N. Human Rights Activity
    2013-11-13 21:15:48     Xinhua       Web Editor: Sun Wanming

Russia considered the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) a highly important body and would support its work, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

On Tuesday, U.N. General Assembly voted to co-opt Russia into the UNHRC for a three-year term by 176 votes out of 192 U.N. member states present at a secret ballot.

"This is sound evidence that the international community supports our country's policy of strengthening the collective base of the U.N. work in encouraging and protection of the human rights," the ministry said in a statement.

The UNHRC, based in Switzerland's Geneva, was set up by the U.N. General Assembly on March 15, 2006 to replace and build upon the achievements of the 60-year-old Commission on Human Rights.

The ministry said Russia had paid special attention to the work of the UNHRC, which it described as "a key U.N. tool of human rights protection."

Russia believed the base of the 47-member Council's work must be equal cooperation of all states, with respect to their sovereignty and taking into account their cultural and historical differences, it said.

Moscow vowed to uphold constructive cooperation with the U.N. human rights mechanisms and with the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights in particular, the ministry said.

Other new UNHRC members include China, Algeria, Cuba, France, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Britain and Vietnam.

The first session of the newly elected UNHRC is planned for March 2014.

Share

               


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

 
Listen
 
 

 
 
Highlights
CHINATALKS
Video
• C4: Bad Boys
Join us for the latest episode of CRI's hilarious comedy news show.
• C4: World Cup Fever
Join us for the latest episode of CRI's hilarious comedy news show.
In Depth

News
China
World
Politics
Business
Sports
Showbiz
Sci-tech
Photo
Recommended
China
World
Sports
Showbiz
Travel
Video
C4
The Sound Stage
Showbiz
Travel
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Travel
Destinations
Photo Gallery
Recommended
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News
China.org.cn  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  CNTV.cn  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  | Taiwan.cn  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ