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UN Human Rights Council

Our first General Assembly committee is UNHRC. The United Nations Human Rights Council is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world. The Council was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 15 March 2006 to replace the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The Council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  and engages the United Nations special procedures. The Council investigates allegations of breaches of human rights in United Nations member states and addresses thematic human rights issues like freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women's rights, LGBT rights, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.