Since it first became a member of the Council in 2016, Togo has in the absence of consensus: voted in favour of a number of item 4 resolutions (situations that require the Council’s attention) on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic; and abstained during the vote on item 4 resolutions on the situations in Belarus, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Burundi, and the Syrian Arab Republic. For item 7 resolutions (human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories) Togo has either abstained during the vote on all texts (HRC31), or voted against all resolutions (HRC34). On item 10 resolutions (capacity-building), Togo always joined consensus or voted in favour (Cooperation with and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights, and cooperation with Georgia), with the exception of the resolution on cooperation with and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights (HRC35) on which Togo abstained.
For thematic resolutions dealing with civil and political rights, Togo has generally joint consensus. Where there has been a vote, it has nearly always voted in favour. Notwithstanding, Togo voted against resolutions on sexual orientation and gender identity (Argentina, Uruguay); and protection of human rights while countering terrorism (Mexico), and abstained during voting on peaceful protests (Switzerland).
For thematic resolutions focusing on economic, social and cultural rights, Togo has generally joined consensus. Where there has been a vote, it has nearly always voted in favour of such texts. The exception is Togo’s position on the Cuban resolution on a democratic and equitable international order. Togo abstained on this text.