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Bangladesh elected to the UN Human Rights Council

Oct 23, 2014    

Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Bangladesh has been elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council for 2015-2017 term, media reported Wednesday.In the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council's "highly competitive" elections held in New York Tuesday, it was pitted against India, Indonesia, Qatar and Thailand in the Asia group, bdnews24.com reported.India came out on top with most votes in the group followed by Indonesia. Bangladesh secured 149 votes, the third highest number of votes in the group while Thailand was eliminated, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said."This win proves that B...

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