Schallenberg Represents Austria in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: July 2, 2019; 18:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg travelled to Geneva on the occasion of the current meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Last year Austria was elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2019 to 2021.

Schallenberg: "Human rights and the promotion of multilateralism are Austrian priorities." / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Eugénie Berger / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

In this election, Austria received more than 171 out of a total of 193 votes in the UN General Assembly.

The Human Rights Council is the UN's central forum for the protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.

The trip to the Geneva-based international organisations focused on Austria's commitment in the humanitarian field and its membership in the UN Human Rights…