Spain's candidature for the Human Rights Council 2018-2020

Spain's candidature for the Human Rights Council 2018-2020

​Spain is a country profoundly committed to human rights, both internally and in its government activity abroad. The protection and promotion of human rights therefore constitute a core priority of our foreign policy.

​We have assumed wide-ranging obligations in the protection of human rights and we regularly subject ourselves to the supervision of treaty bodies. We are signatories to a broad range of international treaties and fundamental optional protocols in this area and we maintain an open and ongoing invitation to all Special Procedures to visit our country.


Five years on from our first presence on the Human Rights Council (2010-2013), and taking advantage of the stimulus provided by our recent mandate as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Spain attributes a fundamental importance to being able to form part of the main United Nations human rights body in the period 2018-2020. This has been demonstrated by its institutions, but above all by Spanish society in general.


Spain's candidature is based on four key elements: dignity, universality, cooperation and efficacy.

For more information

Candidature leaflet (Spanish version)

 


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  • 22 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @fpa: Statement by A. Tajani, Jean C. Juncker & D. Tusk on the conferral of the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord on the Europ…
  • 22 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇺🇳 ¡Congratulations Ana María Menéndez! Next Senior Adviser on Policy #UN #Spain https://t.co/UU20pKrTFM
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #Spain welcomes the approval of a new electoral law in 🇱🇧 #Lebanon, one more step for elections for a new parliament https://t.co/S6TJ1tlJVo
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the 2 terrorist attacks carried out over the past weekend in #Mali https://t.co/l3QPiYJRTr
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #PrincessofAsturias Award on the #EU. A prize for all #Europeans recognizing the peace, stability and prosperity of… https://t.co/HKABsnpQ1J
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * .@AlfonsoDastisQ & @LinkeviciusL agreed on the importance of economic&trade relations Spain’s exports to Lithuania… https://t.co/b41pT7CjQW
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇱🇹During his visit to #Lithuania @AlfonsoDastisQ reaffirmed our shared interests in energy issues & Eastern Partnership
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * This morning, @AlfonsoDastisQ met with #Lithuania’s Foreign Minister @LinkeviciusL @LithuaniaMFA https://t.co/8pjckHh89y
  • 20 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @EU_Commission: Every 3 seconds someone flees for safety. Each year millions escape conflict & disaster. Our aim: https://t.co/kQzyTPvtJ
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * #Spain condemns yesterday's attack in #FinsburyPark #London in the vicinity of a mosque.Our thoughts are always wit… https://t.co/xEws6xvtZE
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇪🇺 The #EuropeanUnion Global Strategy 1rst year- Areas of #defence and #CSPD are advancing positively. #FAC @AlfonsoDastisQ @UeEspana
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @EUCouncilTVNews: Foreign Affairs Council #FAC - Arrival and doorstep #ES #Dastis @SpainMFA on #brexit and #EU #CSDP https://t.co/UhYvM4
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * We condemn the attack on a shopping centre in #Bogota. Solidarity with the people of #Colombia https://t.co/aXLkUG5BSl @CancilleriaCol
  • 19 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇵🇹 Support for our sister nation of #Portugal. #Spain is providing aerial support to jointly tackle this disaster https://t.co/E3RuFWR0jD

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