BREAKING! Nigeria Loses Out As Ghana, Malawi Voted Into UNHRC

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After securing only three votes, Nigeria on Tuesday lost an opportunity to join the revered United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

The election saw four African countries secure seats on the council.
Ghana and Burundi were voted in as new members with 179 and 168 votes respectively, while Malawi (182 votes) and Côte d’Ivoire (181 votes) were reelected for a second term.

The Council is the UN’s premier rights body tasked with the responsibility of upholding and advancing fundamental freedoms globally. It was created in 2006 and consists of 47 member States, elected via secret ballot by the majority of General Assembly members.

It meets three times a year to review human rights records of UN Member

Tuesday’s elections returned 15 member countries who will serve for three years, beginning 1 January 2024.

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