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U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees                                       

2nd March, 2022 International News

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Context: U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a briefing in Geneva that more than 660,000 people, mostly women and children, have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries in the last six days since Russia invaded

About UNHRC:

  • The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental bodywithin the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them.
  • It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.
  • It meets at the UN Office at Geneva.
  • The Council is made up of 47 United Nations MemberStates which are elected by the UN General Assembly.
  • The Human Rights Council replaced the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
  • Members of the Council serve for a period of three years and are not eligible for immediate re-election after serving two consecutive terms.