The UN is now set to vote in December on the passage of a LGBT amendment which empowers a special envoy to investigate discrimination and violence against this nebulous group.
- Vote paves route for the UN to establish an independent expert to oversea LGBT issues.
- A 54 nations African Group had challenged the legality of the UN bureaucratic post, and called for its suspension.
- UN General Assembly’s human rights committee voted 84-77 with 12 abstentions Monday to remove the bar by the African Group.
- Amended resolution was then approved in a 94-3 vote with 80 abstentions.
- Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand was appointed on September 30 and has already begun his work investigating alleged LGBT violence and discrimination.
- Amendment will now go before the 193-member General Assembly for a final vote in December.