Row over UN rights chief

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More than 160 nations adopted a final declaration on human rights yesterday after a two-week conference but failed to agree on the appointment of a UN human rights commissioner, Reuter reports from Vienna.

Western and developing nations were unable to find common ground on the issue and decided to refer it to the next session of the UN General Assembly.

Despite last-minute delays, they adopted the final document by consensus and without any objections.