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UN Human Rights Council

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL518, tabled on 23 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the financial and time costs of running the election campaign for the United Kingdom member of the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2013.

Answered on

1 July 2014

A total of £33,045.55 was spent over two years on the Human Rights Council election campaign. This covered the cost of developing campaign materials and campaign events in Geneva, New York and London. The Human Rights Council election was designated as the priority election by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), in 2013.

Staff in London and across our network of diplomatic posts worked on the Human Rights Council campaign. It is therefore not possible to accurately quantify time costs.