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LGBTI Rights in United Nations


ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Denmark, Honduras join U.N. LGBTI Core Group

Denmark and Honduras have joined a group of U.N. countries that have pledged to support to LGBTQ rights. “Denmark is deeply honored to officially enter into the LGBTI Core Group,” tweeted Denmark’s Permanent Mission…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2022

U.N. Development Program lauds Angola government for progress on LGBTQ rights

The U.N. Development Program has lauded the government of Angola for its efforts to protect LGBTQ rights. Speaking on Monday at the opening ceremony of the See Beyond Your Prejudice photographic exhibition…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2022

WHO to supply HIV drugs to Ukraine

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it will supply thousands of doses of life-saving antiretroviral drugs to Ukraine to cover the needs of HIV patients in the country for the next…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2022

One UN human rights expert’s fight to eliminate ‘conversion therapies’

Some 69 States around the world currently criminalise homosexual relations between consenting adults. This means that in just this one area of human rights violations, two billion people are being discriminated against…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

LGBT organisations ask UN to revoke status of British rights watchdog

A group of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). A 19-page submission to the UN – which the groups…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

NGOs scramble to dampen COVID-19’s impact on people living with HIV

NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) - South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month to pick up her HIV…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

UN Condemns Ugandan Bill to Criminalize Same-Sex Relations

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on Uganda to amend a bill to ban same-sex relations that it says would violate human rights standards and…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2020

Faltering AIDS battle risks 10-year setback from COVID-19, UN warns

The global fight against AIDS was faltering even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this newly-emerged viral disease is now threatening to put progress against HIV back by 10 years or more, the…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2019

UN official: Past decade has seen human rights `backlash’

The past decade has seen a backlash against human rights on every front, especially the rights of women and the LGBT communities, according to a top U.N. human rights official. Andrew Gilmour,…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2019

US urges 69 nations, including Iran, to decriminalize homosexuality

US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and American Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft used the UN bully pulpit on Wednesday to call on 69 nations, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2019

For LGBTQ Youth, Human Rights Day Has Special Meaning

"Youth Standing Up for Human Rights" — this year’s Human Rights Day theme — has particular resonance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world. LGBT children and young adults…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2019

U.N. awards Cyndi Lauper first social justice prize for LGBT+ work

U.S. singer Cyndi Lauper, who is set to win the United Nations’ new social justice award, said on Wednesday that her drive to end LGBT+ homelessness began in support of family and…

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