The United Nations will debate the creation of a new position to investigate human rights violations against LGBT communities, after five South American nations presented a resolution urging the move, Buzzfeed reported. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay, who are part of the group known as the LAC5, put forward the resolution. Depending on the outcome of negotiations, the U.N. could approve an independent expert position, which usually turns into a special rapporteur office. The position would work under the U.N. Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental institution comprised of 47 member states that makes recommendations to the U.N.
June 9 / TeleSur