Vietnam, South Korea, Mongolia back LGBT rights

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In picture made available on 25 November 2015 show members of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community gathering to celebrate a new law approved by the National Assembly, in Hanoi, Vietnam, 24 November 2015.

Vietnam, South Korea, Mongolia back LGBT rights


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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