Tag: UN gay rights

The UN is set to assess violence and discrimination against LGBT people in Argentina

A UN expert is set to assess discrimination against LGBT people in Argentina. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the human rights expert who specialises in investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual and gender identity for the UN, will carry out the study which will see him visit the country. Muntarbhorn has said that he will look in-depth… Read more »

New UN LGBT czar barely survives second vote to do away with position

The United Nations voted 84-77 this week not to eliminate the newly established LGBT czar position – to the disappointment of mostly African and Muslim nations, India, Russia, and China — and at the urging of President Obama’s outgoing Ambassador to the U.N. to retain Vitit Muntarbhorn. In September, U.N. nations narrowly voted to create… Read more »