Ukraine was elected a member of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council for 2018-2020. This is stated in the message of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations on Twitter.
"By 177 votes Ukraine was elected to the UN Human Rights Council for 2018-2020," it was reported.
It is also noted that Ukraine's membership will provide additional opportunities to continue the fight against human rights violations in the occupied territories.
The UN Human Rights Council consists of 47 members who are elected for a period of three years by the General Assembly.
Members of the council must exercise their powers for three years and do not have the right to immediate re-election.
At the same time, no state can be a member of the council for more than two consecutive terms.