The United Nations has delayed a confrontation about LGBT rights until later this month.
At issue is whether the U.N. General Assembly will seek to nullify June’s vote by the U.N. Human Rights Council to hire a watchdog to investigate violations of LGBT rights.
A large group of African nations, including Botswana and South Africa, has introduced a resolution opposing the creation of the watchdog position. A vote on that resolution was scheduled for Nov. 8, but it has been delayed.
In opposition to the resolution, an amendment that would remove the resolution’s anti-LGBT language has been proposed by Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico and Uruguay. Action on the amendment has also been delayed.
For more information, see this blog’s Nov. 7 article “Anti-LGBT nations seek to end U.N. advocacy of LGBT rights.”
- A Plea to the African Group at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly (Nov. 8, 2016, Anthony-Oluoch.com)
- Anti-LGBT nations seek to end U.N. advocacy of LGBT rights (Nov. 7, 2016, 76crimes.com)
- African States sell out LGBT Human Rights in bid to end role of UN Expert (Nov. 7, 2016, O-blog-dee blog)
- U.N. approves LGBTI rights watchdog (June-July 2016, 76crimes.com)
- Iran pushes ‘Islamic human rights’ excluding LGBT people (June-July 2016, 76crimes.com)
- Iran rejects U.N. plea to stop abuse of LGBTI youths February 2016, 76crimes.com)