Action on the Title of Draft Resolution L.2/Rev.1

Mexico, speaking on behalf of the core group of sponsors in an explanation of the vote before the vote, said that all those supporting the original draft were urged to vote in favour of the current title.

United Kingdom, speaking in an explanation of the vote before the vote, explained that the title focused on violence and discrimination, which were key to the text of the resolution. Everyone was entitled to all the rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights without distinction of any kind. Violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation had no place at the United Nations.

Nigeria, speaking in an explanation of the vote before the vote, called on all those who voted against the amendments to kindly consider that the title of the draft resolution was very misleading. The whole idea of the draft resolution was to appoint an Independent Expert.

Switzerland, speaking in an explanation of the vote before the vote, shared the confusion of the Mexican delegation regarding the call for the vote on the title of the draft resolution. The title reflected the overall aim of the draft resolution.

The Council then adopted the title of the draft resolution L.2/Rev.1 with a vote of 22 in favour, 15 against, and eight abstentions.