UN Human Rights Council Member

May 11th, 2006, in News, by

Indonesia has been elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the General Assembly session in New York, joining such heavyweights in the human rights respecting field like Saudi Arabia, Cuba, and China.

Indonesia managed to garner an impressive 165 votes from a total of 191 UN members and thereby became one of the forty-seven countries that has been elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council.

This proves that the international world believes that human rights democratization and protection in Indonesia is good.

said Foreign Affairs Department spokesman, Yuri Thamrin.

Thirteen other countries in Asia that were also elected members of the UN Human Rights Council included South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia, Jordan, Japan, India, Bangladesh, China, and Bahrain, which just goes to prove that election to the Council is an utterly meaningless thing in terms of countries actual respect for human rights.

Indonesia's election to the UN Human Rights Council, according to Yuri, is concrete appreciation from the international community, rather than the fact that Asian and African countries just have the "numbers" on the UN voting floor.

Indonesia will perform its tasks as a UN Human Rights Council member as best as it can.

he waffled, followed by more waffling:

This momentum will be followed up by continuing human rights development and protection.


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