UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
The resolution was passed at the UN’s Human Rights Council yesterday in Geneva with 23 votes in favour, 18 against and 6 abstentions.
The new Independent Expert will monitor human rights violations against LGBTI people, monitor the implementation of anti-discrimination laws and be an international voice for sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
ILGA-Europe offer our congratulations to the dedicated LGBTI activists worldwide who have tirelessly campaigned towards this goal. Yesterday’s vote was a significant development at global level and is the result of all their hard work.
- Read more in this statement from ILGA World, with comments from ILGA-Europe board member Micah Grzywnowicz who attended the Human Rights Council session.