The joint letter, without implementation constraints, also asks Beijing to allow free access to United Nations and other worldwide agencies' inspectors.
Activists had sought a formal resolution at the Council, but some analysts say the move was the only available option to spotlight the Uighur plight at the forum.
The decision was down to fears of political and economic retaliation from Beijing, diplomats told Reuters.
China said on Thursday its treatment of ethnic Muslims in "happy" and "secure" Xinjiang region was a model for other nations to follow despite a bombardment of Western criticism.
In a statement, Human Rights Watch later welcomed the letter as "important not only for Xinjiang's population, but for people around the world who depend on the U.N.'s leading rights body to hold even the most powerful countries to account".
The UN letter "attacks, slanders, and has unwarranted accusations against China", said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at a regular press briefing in Beijing.
Hawaii wildfire forces evacuations, cuts power in Maui The agency reported moving crates and kennels of animals to its evacuation site at Maui High School, Perry added. No injuries or damage to structures were reported, but some farm equipment had burned, HawaiiNewsNow reported.
China's representative said global organisations and media who visited Xinjiang had found the situation was different from its portrayal in the West, and that officials from countries behind the letter declined an invitation to visit.
A group of 22 countries have urged China to allow independent observers to access and investigate suspected grave human rights violations in Xinjiang.
"We call also on China to refrain from the arbitrary detention and restrictions on freedom of movement of Uyghurs, and other Muslim and minority communities in Xinjiang".
Last month, China's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said he hoped Bachelet would take up an invitation to visit.
"We welcome those who truly uphold the principles of objectivity and fairness to come to Xinjiang but firmly oppose any external forces interfering in China's internal affairs, undermining China's sovereignty and territorial integrity through Xinjiang issues", the spokesperson said.
No Western delegation was willing to take the lead and expose itself as a "ringleader" through a joint statement or resolution, diplomats said.
Diplomats rarely send open letters to the 47-member council to criticize a country's record, but the move may have been the only available option to spotlight Xinjiang, with China likely having enough support to vote down a formal resolution.
Beijing says it's fighting terrorism by offering vocational training to people influenced by extremist thinking.
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If you thought that was enough to get Green some inside information on Leonard's decision, you would be wrong. Obviously when you're with a winning team and you've won, you want to run it back if it's possible.
Unfortunately, just like so many of Starbucks' fan favorites, the Tie-Dye Frappuccino will only be available for a limited time. Despite the variety of visual tones in the drink, the flavor is all banana (with maybe a hint of coconut?).
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China's trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Liang's complaint came a day after Trump accused Beijing of "letting us down" by not promptly buying more USA farm products.
The site has been increasing in popularity with Instagram users, who flock to the area to snap a photo with the otherworldly H20. The bottom of the dump is very muddy, the company warned, adding that getting out of the reservoir alone is almost impossible.
Analysts at Citi said Ford licensing Volkswagen's MEB platform is a "transformational" step for both companies. They suggest they will share development of a fully electric vehicle that will come to market by 2023.
The poster, seen here, shows Jean-Luc Picard apparently in retirement alongside a new companion, a lovable French Bulldog. The series also stars Alison Pill , Michelle Hurd , Evan Evagora , Isa Briones , Santiago Cabrera , and Harry Treadaw.
About half the 1,100 workers at the Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay appear headed for layoff with an undetermined duration. Bombardier Inc.is laying off 550 workers at its Thunder Bay , Ont. plant, according to a federal government source.
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Amazon to launch new high-quality Echo speaker
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