ELECTIONS TO INTER-GOVERNMENTAL BODIES

Elections to any inter-governmental body at the United Nations are normally decided based on bilateral deals, and often not substantive considerations, let alone human rights principles.

The Human Rights Likeminded Office can provide two key tools to support election campaigns. One is tailored voting charts for 40+ likeminded States to see and compare a candidate State's voting record with the other candidates, to encourage the support of those 40+ States. The other tool is briefing notes for the Third Committee, to support the candidate's capacity during the campaign to deliver more statements and be visible in its engagement on more resolutions.

 

If more Likeminded delegations are encouraged to present their candidature to human rights bodies, it could contribute to a positive change in membership that would have a substantive impact on that body's outcomes.

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