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UN Appoints First-Ever Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Today the United Nations (U.N.) officially appointed Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand to serve as its first-ever Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. After a vote at the U.N. Human Rights Council to create this position in June, the Council launched a search for qualified candidates that resulted in today’s approval of Muntarbhorn.
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