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Cuba is elected a member of UN Human Rights Council

United Nations, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be once again a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, after winning 146 votes at the 78th General Assembly on Tuesday.

For the sixth time, Cuba will be a member of this organization during the 2024-2026 period, after two years as established.

Cuba was elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2021-2023 period. It was selected as a founding member of that body from 2006 to 2009 and it joined it again in the 2009-2012, 2014-2016, and 2017-2019 periods.

Brazil and the Dominican Republic will hold the two positions available for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Human Rights Council is made up of 47 States responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights around the globe.

Its members are elected directly and individually through secret ballot by a majority of the General Assembly.

Members serve three-year terms and are not eligible for immediate reelection after serving two consecutive terms.

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