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Denmark in Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly voted in favour of allowing Denmark to become a member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday. Denmark will join hands with South Africa and 45 other countries in the Council, working vigorously for human rights.

ā€œIā€™m pleased and proud about being voted in. Membership allows us an important platform to promote the values that Denmark is founded upon. We will defend our freedom rights and the liberal world order and we will work towards a credible council which tackles the most serious crimes against human rights wherever they may occur,ā€ said the foreign minister Anders Samuelsen.

Denmark was voted in by 167 votes. The membership commences 1st January 2019 and will run for 3 years.

Read more about Denmark's committment and pledges here.

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