UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations System inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world.[1] Its 47 seats are filled by member states elected for three-year terms.

The UNHRC is the successor to the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR, herein CHR), and is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. The council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and engages the United Nations’ special procedures.

The General Assembly established the UNHRC by adopting a resolution (A/RES/60/251) on 15 March 2006, in order to replace the previous CHR, which had been heavily criticised for allowing countries with poor human rights records to be members.

AGENDA ITEM:
1- SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN ASIA
2-REFUGEE ISSUES IN USA

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