Human Rights Council welcomes 14 new membersListen /
Fourteen countries have been elected new members of the UN Human Rights Council.
This follows a secret ballot in the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
Joining the Geneva-based Council are Algeria, China, Cuba, France, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Viet Nam.
In total, there are 47 countries on the Human Rights Council who serve for three year-terms.
Dianne Penn, United Nations.