World Government Signs: World Government Signs: UN experts expresses 'deep concern' over attempt to block LGBT rights monitor

World Government Signs is a series on topics and subjects that show how the World Government is forming including Politics and Religion.  You may be wondering why does this matter at all?  The answer is that the prophecies that the Bible speaks of concerning the end of days or the end time as many refer to it as are both being fulfilled right now while also coming together for the day of the Lord and the establishment of the Millennial Reign of Christ.

You do not want to find yourself unaware of the time of which we live in nor do you not want to be ready to meet the Lord Jesus Christ at any moment of time in your life.  Many of the topics and subjects in this series will have the same name!  That is because of the vast amount of information contained within.  If you are to be ready to meet the Lord Jesus Christ at any moment of time you must be born again of water and of the Spirit as Jesus instructed Nicodemus in John 3:1-7 which finds its fulfillment in Acts 2:38-39 which reads “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”  If you have not partook of this then you are not ready to meet the Lord Jesus Christ if you were to die at this very moment!! 

After fulfilling Acts 2:38 you then are to live a life “perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2 Cor 7:1) “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:” (Heb 12:14) “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” (1 John 2:15-17)

This introduction will be reiterated with every single post in this series.  So if you have read over this portion of the introduction, in future posts you will know to scroll down to where you see the title of the topic or subject typed again:

World Government Signs: World Government Signs: UN experts expresses 'deep concern' over attempt to block LGBT rights monitor

21 November 2016 – With Member States in the United Nations General Assembly attempting to block the creation of the mandate of an Independent Expert to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, a joint committee of UN human rights experts warned that the action can have a very harmful impact on the work of Human Rights Council.

According to the Coordination Committee of UN Special Procedures – the general name of the independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council ¬– the attempt to challenge the mandate undermines the Council's credibility and authority, and weakens the human rights system as a whole. In addition, the situation might affect the mandate of the Independent Expert and also special procedures, the largest body of independent human rights experts in the UN system.

Today in New York, delegations in the main UN General Assembly body dealing with social, humanitarian and cultural issues Third Committee are considering a resolution to block the mandate, which also proposes to delay the mandate, pending further consultations on its legal basis, according to the experts.

The Coordination Committee is concerned that such action might place the mandate in a legal and political vacuum, and stresses that creation of special procedures mandates falls within the mandate of the Council.

At least 57 mandates have been established by the Council and the former UN Human Rights Commission to address emerging issues. Over the years, the immediate implementation of such decisions was one of the strengths of the Council, allowing it to respond to human rights developments and challenges in a timely manner.

The new mandate came into effect on 1 November 2016, with Vitit Muntarbhorn named as the first UN Independent Expert on the Protection against Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and the Committee is convinced that he will provide the Human Rights Council and Member States with the necessary independent expertise to pursue its discussion on this matter.

As such, the Coordination Committee calls on all States to recognize their responsibility to preserve the human rights system and ensure that the Independent Expert is able to continue fulfilling his mandate without hindrance and with the full cooperation of all States and other stakeholders.

The Coordination Committee is a body of six independent experts which coordinates and facilitates the work of special procedures as a whole. It is currently composed of Ms. Yanghee Lee (Chair), Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Maud De Boer-Buquicchio, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Dainius Puras and Michael Addo.


LGBTI people face ‘vortex of violence and discrimination,’ newly-appointed UN expert warns

 22 November 2016 – People from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities around the world are experiencing a proliferation in hate speech, including “rampant” social media attacks, as well as violence and discrimination, a newly appointed United Nations human rights expert warned today.

“Instances of murder, killings, rape, mutilation and other cruel treatment are well documented in various parts of the world and by many sources,” Vitit Muntarbhorn, the first-ever UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, told a meeting on LGBTI equality, organized by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

Mr. Muntarbhorn said people who “simply wish to be what they are” are continuing to face challenges and human rights abuses around the world.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are particularly affected by laws criminalizing same-sex relations, which still exist in some 70 countries, he said. Transgender people are often prevented from changing their official documents, as well as being laughed at, bullied and “violated in multiple forms.”

The plight of intersex people had been invisible until recently, Mr. Muntarbhorn said, noting that many people born with atypical sex characteristics, such as people with both male and female organs, are subjected to coerced medical surgery or treatment from a young age, and suffer “interminable damage and trauma.”

“The vortex of violence and discrimination, in their multiple forms, often starts in the home, at school, in the community and in the surrounding environment, with violations breeding violations,” he stressed.

“We are currently witnessing a proliferation of hate speech, often rampant in the media and on social media networks, which fuels antagonism steeped in homophobia, and transphobia,” he noted.

Mr. Muntarbhorn vowed to use his new mandate to press for action for the whole LGBTI community under the principle of non-discrimination enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

He named five key areas which would drive change: decriminalizing same-sex relationships; no longer treating LGBTI people as if they had a “problem” or “disorder;” recognizing people’s status; clarifying misconstructions and misinterpretations; and integrating gender-and-sexual diversity and teaching empathy from childhood onwards.

But he warned the problem could not be solved without addressing both political and cultural issues.

Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.


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