Press Release

UN congratulates Kyrgyz Republic on its election to the UN Human Rights Council

14 October 2022

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On October 11, at the 17th meeting of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, the Kyrgyz Republic was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2023-2025. This is the third time the country is elected for a three-year term.

The election to the UN Human Rights Council is a great achievement and a unique opportunity for swift action to promote human rights, serving as a model for other nations.

The UN system in Kyrgyz Republic welcomes the voluntary pledges and commitments made by the Kyrgyz Republic prior to its election to the UN Human Rights Council, especially strengthening cooperation with international human rights mechanisms; enhancing the capacity of civil society to participate in policy development; raising public awareness of human rights; supporting the promotion and protection of child rights; training law enforcement officials; protecting vulnerable groups; addressing the rights of persons with disabilities; and enhancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls.

These voluntary commitments and pledges can represent a valuable framework to support policies, legislation and practices in the Kyrgyz Republic, building on the progress gained so far and further strengthening the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all. The UN system stands ready to work with the government, civil society and all partners in promoting human rights in the country.

UN entities involved in this initiative

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Labour Organization
International Organization for Migration
International Trade Centre
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia
World Food Programme

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