UN approves resolution against discrimination due to sexual orientation

onugayThe United Nations Human Rights Council adopted, by 25 votes in favor, a draft resolution promoted by Chile in relation to the incorporation of measures against discrimination of homosexual, bisexual, transgender and intersex populations (LGBTI).
The new resolution counted on the support of the Governments of Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Philippines, Korea, Romania, South Africa, Macedonia, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam and Chile, naturally.
The project proposed by Chile seeks to make visible sexual minorities and calls on the United Nations to follow up and take action in this matter, in order to enforce the fundamental rights of all citizens.
The document raises concern about the acts of violence and discrimination, in all regions of the world, committed against people due to their sexual orientation and gender identity.
“Nothing can justify the acts of violence related to gender identity or sexual orientation. It is the duty of the States to take action against discrimination”. Said the representative of Chile.
Countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria, Congo, Uganda and Bahrain were some of the States that were against the Chilean proposal.