The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the United Nations.
The High Commissioner heads the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and spearheads the United Nations’ human rights efforts. His work is key to help advance the human rights for LGBTI persons. Even more: NGOs can work closely with the high commissioner to raise awareness about violence on the ground of sexual orientation and gender identity and put a halt to it.
Some High Commissioner for Human Rights’ references to sexual orientation and gender identity:
Message from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Right for the opening of the “International Dialogue on the Intersections of culture/tradition with human rights related to gender and sexuality” – 2016