India got 184 votes in the 193-member assembly, while the required majority was 97

India has been elected for the record 6th term of the Human Rights Council by an overwhelming endorsement of UN Member States.

“We stand committed to work together with fellow members of the Council towards the goal of global promotion and protection of human rights,” India’s permanent mission in Geneva said on Thursday.

The 76th UN General Assembly held elections on Thursday for 18 new members of the UN Human Rights Council who will serve for a period of three years, starting in January 2022.

“Proud day for India! India gets elected to UN #HumanRightsCouncil by an overwhelming majority. As a democratic & pluralistic country adhering to fundamental rights, will continue to further #HumanRights issues Thank you colleagues of all UN Member States for your support,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN T S Tirumurti tweeted.

It further tweeted, “India gets re-elected to the @UN_HRC (2022-24) for a 6th term with overwhelming majority. Heartfelt gratitude to the @UN membership for reposing its faith in India."

“We will continue to work for promotion and protection of Human Rights through #Samman #Samvad #Sahyog #Samman #Samvad #Sahyog,” Permanent Mission tweeted.

India's current term was set to end on December 31, 2021. For election to 2022-2024 term, there were five vacant seats in the Asia-Pacific States category - India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

The 193-member General Assembly elected by secret ballot Argentina, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, Finland, Gambia, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia, UAE and the USA for the 2022-2024 term on the Council.

India's mission congratulated other UN Member States for their election to the Human Rights Council, which consists of 47 Member States elected directly and individually by secret ballot by the majority of the members of the General Assembly.