The head of Georgia’s delegation to Geneva has been elected Vice President of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.
Georgia was elected to this position for the first time in the country's history.
Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN Office and other international organisations in Geneva, Shalva Tsiskarashvili, was elected to the role at the organisational session of the 11th cycle of the UN Human Rights Council yesterday.
Georgia will carry out the Vice President’s functions during 2017.
Tsikarishvili, together with the President of the UN Human Rights Council and other members of the bureau will take part in the development of organisational and procedural issues and will chair meetings.
In 2017 representatives of Egypt, Iraq and Switzerland will fulfil the functions of co-vice-presidents.
Georgia was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the years 2016-2018.