The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has decided to appoint an “independent expert” to identify the causes of violence and discrimination against gay and transgender people in Vietnam, South Korea and Mongolia.
These are the only three Asian countries to back the UN mandate to protect LGBT rights. The other 23 countries that support the mandate are from Europe and Latin America.
A spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in statement to journalists in New York:...
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