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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) is an inter- governmental body instituted through resolution 60/251 on 15 March 2006 by the United Nations General Assembly which replaced the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. UN HRC is comprised of forty-seven member-states which are elected by the United Nations General Assembly.


The UN Human Rights Council aims to promote and strengthen the protection of human rights across the world in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations. UN HRC is heavily involved in addressing cases involving human rights violations worldwide.

Chair: Raffy Peña 

Vice Chair: Janet Villanueva

Topic Areas:

A. Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQIA+

B. Addressing the Threat of Terrorism and Radical Extremism among Refugeees