UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. The Council was created by United Nations General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251, succeeding the former UN Commission on Human Rights.


The Council holds meetings throughout the year providing a multilateral forum to address human rights violations wherever and whenever they occur. It responds to human rights emergencies and makes recommendations on how to better implement human rights on the ground. The Council has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and country-specific situations that require its attention. The Council can also establish international commissions of inquiry and fact-finding missions investigating and responding to human rights violations, to help expose violators and bring them to justice.

Agenda Item: Supporting Inclusive Communities by Protecting the Rights of the Minorities

United Nations Human Rights Council is apt for both experienced and inexperienced delegates. 

Under-Secretary-General responsible for United Nations Human Rights Council: Selin Ayaz

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