New York, 16 October 2021 (TDI): Finland has won membership of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Finland has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the term 2022–2024. As a Council member, we will continue our long-term work for human rights.
— MFA Finland 🇫🇮 (@Ulkoministerio) October 14, 2021
Finland has been elected in the Western European and Others Group. It got 180 votes in the election. The election took place in the UN General Assembly in New York, on 14 October.
Finland will work to promote Universal Human Rights under the HRC for its 3 years term (2022-2024). It has been a huge promoter of universal values under the umbrella of the European Union. It will continue to work for its commitments of universal human rights.
Pekka Haavisto, the Finnish Foreign Minister on the Finnish membership of HRC said that Finland will continue to promote peace and security in the world with sustainable development. He further stated that Finland is a civil society that believes in equality and human rights.
The Human Rights Council is the leading body of the United Nations. The HRC has been working for promoting and protecting human rights in the world. Moreover, it also addresses the human rights violations in the world and makes recommendations on them. The Council meets at the UN office in Geneva. HRC consists of 47 members states.