The 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.
The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.
However, human rights activists both within and outside the country decried the election of the DRC to the United Nations body.
Earlier, Pakistan had been elected as the member of United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council for the term 2018-20.
She made no mention of a USA withdrawal from the council.
Asked what will be Pakistan's objectives in the Council, Ambassador Lodhi said: "We will use our membership to protect our core national interests, uphold universal values, be a bridge builder between polarised positions and expose human rights abuses by India in occupied Kashmir". "We need a unified voice of moral clarity with backbone and integrity to call out abusive governments".
"When you're in that Council, you're putting yourself forward for scrutiny and then that tells you that Nigeria is ready to scrutinise itself in regards to respect for human rights".
The president of the African Association for the Defense of Human Rights (ASADHO), Jean-Claude Katende, expressed outrage over the DRC's election, vowing to continue "to document cases of human rights violations in Congolese territory to prove to the African countries which supported the election of the DR Congo that they made a mistake".
There were five candidates contesting for four Asia-Pacific seats on the Council. But that was still far about the 97 votes needed to win a seat. "If there had been competition, it probably would have lost", Charbonneau said.
"For the UN to elect Qatar, Congo or Pakistan as a world judge on human rights is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief", said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch.
The only contested slate was in Asia where six countries vied for four seats.
The other winners in uncontested races were Angola, Nigeria, Senegal, Slovakia, Ukraine, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Australia and Spain.
Since 2009, the only worldwide team to visit Pakistan is Zimbabwe, who played five limited-overs games in Lahore in 2015. The remaining matches will be held in Abu Dhabi (October 18) and in Sharjah (October 20 and 23).
Jonas's brother Nick was among those to send congratulations online. "I love you both so much", the 25-year-old wrote.Ahh! The former Jonas Brother posted the same sweet snapshot to his own Instagram page, captioning the pic, "She said yes ".
Perhaps most clearly, TBH is yet another channel where Facebook can command the time and attention of young people. They add that this move is ideal not only to reach more people but also to accomplish their app's goal .
And if their pet is especially cute, then you take a ton of pictures and post it on your favorite social media. The new feature is being rolled out to most countries today and works simply be uploading the photos.
Stafford is the leader of this team, and Detroit has a better chance of winning this game with him under center. New Orleans RB Mark Ingram's 51-yard run was the longest given up by the Lions this year.
However, he also said that it's not as high a priority as enforcing rules on trolls and people putting out abusive tweets. Dorsey was asked whether being a blatant Nazi was enough to earn a ban. "We're reconsidering our verification policies".
With 15 minutes left, Newcastle's Florian Lejeune needlessly fouled Shane Long and Gabbiadini drilled in the spot-kick. There was nothing to separate the old friends in a hard-fought clash, with the first goal coming in the 20th minute.
The allegations surfaced as revelations of decades of alleged abuse of women by mogul Harvey Weinstein flooded Hollywood. Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned in the wake of sexual harassment claims, according to multiple outlets.
In it, Chadwick Boseman's character, T'Challa, returns to his home where he rules, the fictional African nation of Wakanda. It's been quite a while since we've heard anything from Marvel's upcoming Black Panther film.
Peshmerga fighters say they are preparing to defend positions in the city against possible attack by Iraqi forces. Ever since, Kirkuk has become a point of contention between Baghdad and Kurdish officials in Erbil.
Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland
The Irish government said the storm was likely to be the worst since Hurricane Debbie, which killed 11 in Ireland in 1961. In Ireland some 245,000 customers are without electricity, while 3,600 homes are without power in Northern Ireland.
Roy Dotrice, Game of Thrones & Amadeus Actor, Dies at 94
Award-winning actor Roy Dotrice , known for his role as the head of the Alchemists' Guild in Game Of Thrones , has died aged 94. Born on Guernsey, Dotrice joined the Royal Air Force and was trained as a wireless operator and air gunner.
Fire out at oil and gas platform; no pollution
A Coast Guard helicopter, along with Coast Guard vessels and boats from local agencies, continued looking for the missing worker. Jefferson Parish's water supply comes from the Mississippi River and no drinking water comes from Lake Pontchartrain, Yenni said.
Now you can Order food using Facebook
The company says Facebook will also show you what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you make your order. Facebook Monday officially announced a new feature that allows its U.S. users to order food from local restaurants.
Pat Perez extends lead at Malaysian golf
The overnight leader, Perez made a dream start on Sunday with three straight birdies beginning at the second hole. I'm not getting ahead of myself, I don't look to the past, I'm just doing it".
Goalkeeper dies after collision with teammate
After the collision the goalkeeper was left clearly disorientated and lost consciousness soon after , still on the field of play. Huda rushed out to grab a ball bouncing just outside the six-yard box when teammate Ramon Rodrigues toppled over him.