Saudi Arabia: UN Human Rights Council:Written question - HL2398

Asked on: 05 October 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Saudi Arabia: UN Human Rights Council
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the appointment of Saudi Arabia to head a panel at the UN Human Rights Council.
Answered on: 13 October 2015

The appointment of the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the UN Consultative Group as Chair was an internal decision of the Consultative Group, which is comprised of five Ambassadors, one from each of the five regional groups of the UN. The Saudi Arabian Ambassador is the Asian Group representative in the Consultative Group, to which appointment lasts for one year.

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