• Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand, the freshly appointed Expert Investigator, gives a press conference at the UN office, on August 27, 2014 in Geneva. (AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI)Source: AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
Vitit Muntarbhorn will visit the country this week to provide recommendations to fight violence and discrimination.
By
Michaela Morgan

28 Feb 2017 - 12:22 PM  UPDATED 28 Feb 2017 - 12:22 PM

UN Human Rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn will visit Argentina this week to investigate different forms of discrimination and violence against LGBT+ people in the country.

“I am particularly interested in legislative reforms and policies that have been implemented in Argentina to protect people targeted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and to create an inclusive environment,” Muntarbhorn said in a statement.

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During Mr Muntarbhorn’s visit, he will meet with local and federal government officials as well as LGBT organisations in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Mendoza.

“The visit will allow me to identify not only good practices but also issues for which I will provide concrete recommendations to fight violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” Mr. Muntarbhorn said.

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Mr Muntarbhorn was appointed in 2016 as the first ever UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to monitor global violence and discrimination against the LGBT+ community.