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South Korea re-elected to UNHRC

  • South Korea has been re-elected to serve a fourth term on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in recognition of its contribution to the protection and promotion of human rights around the world, the foreign ministry said. On Wednesday, the UN General Assembly in New York elected 18 countries, including South Korea, to serve on the 47-member panel from 2016-2018, the ministry said in a press release. It will be South Korea's fourth term overall and second consecutive term. (Source: IANS)