Korea Elected to Head UN Human Rights Council

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    December 08, 2015 10:58

    Korea has been elected as head of the UN Human Rights Council next year.

    The council on Monday appointed Choi Kyong-lim, Korea's permanent representative to the UN Office in Geneva, as its president for a one-year term that begins January 2016. He will replace current president Joachim Rücker of Germany.

    In a speech, Choi said that over the past ten years the council has accomplished a lot by establishing the framework to promote and protect human rights.

    This is the first time Korea will lead an international human rights organization since the government's establishment in 1948.

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