New Independent Expert on LGBT issues a “huge development”

30 June 2016

Activists are hailing the appointment of a UN Independent Expert on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as a milestone.

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva passed a resolution on Thursday establishing the mandate.

It represents an important step towards stamping out homophobia and transphobia, say those fighting hatred and discrimination against the LGBT community.

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration: 3'28"


♦ Receive daily updates directly in your inbox - Subscribe here to a topic.
♦ Download the UN News app for your iOS or Android devices.