On 14 October 2021, Luxembourg has been elected for the first time to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2022-2024 term.
Present on the election day and leading the Luxembourg delegation at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York was the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn who was accompanied by Luxembourg's Permanent representative to the UN, H.E. Mr. Olivier Maes.
Luxembourg pledged to engage and cooperate in good faith with all members and observes of the Council, especially in four priority areas of action, namely :
1) The support for the rule of law, civic space and human rights defenders and the fight against impunity
2) Sustainable development and climate action based on human rights
3) Gender equality and the fight against all forms of discrimination
4) The protection and promotion of the rights of the child
In keeping with its commitment to effective multilateralism, Luxembourg will continue its close cooperation with the United Nations human rights mechanisms and work to ensure that the diverse voices of civil society, indispensable to the proper functioning of the Human Rights Council, are heard.
Visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for more information on Luxembourg’s mandate and priorities at the Human Rights Council.