UN Human Rights Council Election Results
- Number of fully free countries on the UN's lead human rights body
-> less than 50%
- Balance of power on the UN Human Rights Council
-> Organization of the Islamic Conference
(Islamic states elected enough states to form a majority of both the African and Asian regional groups; the African and Asian regional groups together hold a majority of seats on the Council)
- Number of votes obtained by the United States as compared to the number of votes for Kyrgyzstan: 167 U.S. vs. 174 Kyrgyzstan
- Number of votes for the three slots reserved for Western states, with only three Western states running (i.e. a fixed slate):
-> Norway - 179
-> Belgium - 177
-> United States - 167 (the least number of votes)For additional videos see www.youtube.com/eyeontheun or EYEontheUN video updates.
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
EyeontheUN: UN Human Rights Council Election Results
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