With 180 votes in favor out of a total of 188 votes, the UN General Assembly elected Bulgaria as a member of the Human Rights Council of the Organization. From January 1, 2019, our country joins the activities of 46 other member states of the Council. Its mandate will last for three years.
Bulgaria will be part of the UN subsidiary for the first time since its creation in 2006. According to the candidacy submitted to the General Assembly, our country will work to strengthen the efficiency of the Council by improving its working methods, its effectiveness and transparency. Among the stated priorities in the domestic policy are children’s rights, gender equality, the rights of people with disabilities, the protection of migrant and refugee rights and the strengthening of ethnic and religious tolerance and freedom of speech.
Source: UN; Resolution A / RES / 60/251