At the United Nations will be an expert on combating violence and discrimination against LGBT people

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The Human Rights Council of the United Nations would designate an expert to counter violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

On the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, decided to enter in its structure, the position of the independent expert on combating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This decision was a response to the recent UNHRC terrorist attack in Orlando, where they were shot 49 visitors gay club.

The new expert in the UN system have a mandate to monitor the situation of violence and discrimination against gay and transgender people around the world. His responsibilities will also include the development of recommendations to combat violence and discrimination against LGBT people and cooperation with governments to protect the rights of LGBT people.

Such a resolution UNHRC adopted on the initiative of the Latin American countries, with the support of Western Europe and the United States. Russia, Saudi Arabia, and many, especially Muslim, African and Asian countries opposed the adoption of the resolution on the grounds that it is contrary to the traditional values of the country. When abstaining, India, South Africa and the Philippines.

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