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Brunei defends gay sex death penalty as more for 'prevention than to punish'

Brunei said new laws imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery were designed more for “prevention than to punish” in response to the United Nations’ condemnation of the measures.

UN, EU Express Concerns About Threats Against Armenia's LGBT Community

The latest incident stems from reported threats against Lilit Martirosian, a transgender woman who spoke during an April 5 parliamentary hearing on human rights attended by lawmakers, government officials, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations.

Report on the Holy See at the United Nations

Despite not having an official vote, with fully functioning missions (or staffed offices) at the UN sites in Geneva and New York, it does not have an official vote, yet it exerts remarkable power as it influences policy development, negotiation positions and even the language used by other UN members.