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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

LGBTQ rights supporters win second victory at the United Nations

LGBTQ rights supporters win second victory at the United Nations
- After a first defeat Nov. 21 in the General Assembly’s human rights committee, African nations led by Burkina Faso attempted again to suspend the work of LGBT expert during the final General Assembly vote. But the result was almost identical. The Africans urged the 193-member world body to delay implementation of a resolution adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva in order to determine “the legal basis” for the expert’s mandate. They also sought to suspend the expert, Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand, who was appointed on Sept. 30 and has started his work.