UNITED NATIONS: Professor Muntarbhorn has indicated he will step down from his position as Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in a letter to the President of the Human Rights Council, sent on 8th September 2017.

This will take effect on 31st October 2017.

In the letter, Professor Muntarbhorn explains he has resigned for illness and family reasons. Muntarbhorn was designated in September 2016 as the first United Nations Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by the Human Rights Council.

Muntarbhorn was designated in September 2016 as the first United Nations Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by the Human Rights Council.

Mr Muntarbhorn is an international law Professor.

Prof. Muntarbhorn has served on many United Nations bodies. He was formally the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He has also been Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. He was the Chair of the International Commission of Inquiry on the Ivory Coast in 2011 and was one of the Commissioners of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria from 2012 to 2016.

He has also been Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. He was the Chair of the International Commission of Inquiry on the Ivory Coast in 2011 and was one of the Commissioners of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria from 2012 to 2016.

He was the Chair of the International Commission of Inquiry on the Ivory Coast in 2011 and was one of the Commissioners of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria from 2012 to 2016.

Prof. Muntarbhorn has extensive experience in research, policy development and advocacy in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity. He was the Co-Chairperson of the drafting committee of the Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity in 2006. He is the author of many publications on human rights issues, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

He was the Co-Chairperson of the drafting committee of the Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity in 2006. He is the author of many publications on human rights issues, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

He is the author of many publications on human rights issues, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

Munterbhorn faced fierce attacks for his position from countries that do not implement or recognise same-sex relationships or that see LGBT people as illegal.

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