Algerian Nourreddine Amir was re-elected on June 24 in New York for a sixth four-year term as a member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the same statement, “Mr. Amir was re-elected by 139 votes during the 29th meeting of the States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which was held on Thursday at United Nations Headquarters.”
The statement adds, “His re-election constitutes an additional consecration of Algeria’s diplomatic work. It also comes to reaffirm our country’s attachment to the mandate of this committee, and constitutes a worthy tribute to its high knowledge in the field of international law and human rights.
Meanwhile, the re-election of Mr. Amir will allow the states party to the aforementioned convention to benefit from his extensive experience within this body, which he previously chaired in the inter-committee group of international treaties and conventions on human rights,” according to the statement.
The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concludes by noting that in addition to Nourreddine Amir, the other candidates come from the following eight countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Turkey, the United States of America, the Republic of Korea, Mauritius Islands, Togo and Poland.