New York, 12 October 2022 (TDI): The Kyrgyz Republic won the elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the period of 2023-2025, having received the support of 126 member states of the United Nations.

The foreign policy task of electing the Kyrgyz Republic to the Human Rights Council was under the special control of President Sadir Gabarov, who, in his speech at the high-level meeting of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, called on the international community to support Kyrgyzstan in this matter.

This directive issued by the head of state was successfully implemented by the diplomatic corps of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The President of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Csaba Kőrösi, congratulated the countries of Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Georgia, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Morocco, Romania, Sudan, and Vietnam on their election to the Human Rights Council for the term 2023-2025.

The term will start on 1 January 2023.

The Council, charged with the task of sustaining and promoting human rights around the world, is made up of 47 member countries chosen by secret ballot by a large percentage of General Assembly members.

Their selection is done on impartial geographical allocation, and seats are allocated among regional groups of 13 States from Africa; 13 from Asia-Pacific; 6 from Eastern European; 8 from Latin America and the Caribbean; and 7 from Western European and others.

From the Asian group, six countries fought for four positions in the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2023-2025. The countries that campaigned for the chair were the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Maldives, and the Republic of Korea.

The upcoming elections of the Kyrgyz Republic for membership in this official international body is a recognition by the international community of the country’s achievements in the field of human rights and its future contribution to the global campaign to protect and promote human rights, fundamental rights, freedom of speech and democratic norms and development.

The Kyrgyz Republic was previously a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council from 2009-2012 and from 2016-2018.