UN Renews Crucial Mandate for Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identit In a defining vote, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert focusing on the protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. … More UN Renews Mandate of Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Independent Expert
Sexual orientation and gender identity: policymakers are taking decisions in the dark, says UN expert Information about the lived realities of LGBT people around the world is, at best, incomplete and fragmented, but in most countries it is simply non-existent, said the United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual … More UN LGBT Expert Says Policymakers are Making Preconceived Prejudiced Decisions
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met German’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas who visited Tehran on Monday, June 10, 2019 to negotiate with Iran’s leader mostly on the continuance of the Nuclear Deal. Zarif faced a challenging question during his joint press conference. While the Iranian FM answered, the German remained silent, causing consternation and later … More German and Iran Foreign Ministers Face Homosexuality Question
On 20 March, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) launched the 13th edition of its flagship publication, State-Sponsored Homophobia, authored by Lucas Ramón Mendos. This publication compiles data on laws that affect people on the basis of their sexual orientation – a fundamental resource for researchers, civil society organisations, governments and the general … More ILGA’s 2019 State Sponsored Homophobia Report Reveals Much Needed For LGBTQ Equality & Human Rights
Heads of UN, Red Cross/Red Crescent pledge to step up action on sexual violence in conflict The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement today pledged to step up action to prevent, end and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in and around conflict Through their work in conflict zones around … More UN, Red Cross Pledge Action on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir, has died of a heart attack at the age of 66. Jahangir had served as the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran since 2016. This from Right Livelihood Award Foundation, an organization who named her LAUREATE: Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation said: … More Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer Dies
On Monday, the United States Department of State announced that its official delegation to the 61st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) includes representatives of two organizations known to oppose the UN human rights system, LGBTIQ rights, and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Included were the representatives from the Center … More US Gvt Appoints Hate Group Reps to Annual Women’s Rights Meeting at United Nations
Africa is alive and well and the news is plentiful. Here is a summary of a fraction of the reporting from the vast continent and its 54 countries – and some select details , as well as a link to a column – “Why is Science Fiction White?” F A M I N E – 20 million … More Americans You May Have Missed this News from Africa
Today in the United Nations General Assembly, a cross-regional group of states affirmed the principles of universal human rights by blocking a hostile attempt to prevent the work established by the UN Human Rights Council of the Independent Expert on Discrimination and Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. A small group of States … More Equality Wins at UN General Assembly with Protection of SOGI Independent Expert
By Melanie Nathan, November, 07, 2016. Several African countries are demanding that the appointment of a United Nations expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights. In September the UN Human Rights Council appointed to a three year term, international law professor Vitit Muntarbhorn … More African States sell out LGBT Human Rights in bid to end role of UN Expert
Thanks to Petrelis Files for this important post – keeping the human rights community posted on this position: “The good people at ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association and their office in Geneva where the UN Human Rights Council is located, I can share with you the latest update on creating … More UNHRC LGBT Expert Candidates Shortlist
UN human rights body establishes an Independent Expert In a defining vote, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on “Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender identity”, to mandate the appointment of an Independent Expert on the subject. It is a historic victory for the human rights of … More United Nations Makes History on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
The 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 June – 1 July at the United Nations Palais des Nations. This year, following on from a 2014 HRC resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, the Council will once again consider an initiative … More Geneva Panel on Violence Against LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Detention
Saudi Arabia, Iran, Indonesia, Sudan, Egypt and Uganda blocking full and fair participation The United Nations is scheduled to host a global meeting to stop the AIDS epidemic, yet several countries want to exclude groups that represent LGBTI people or drug users. From 8 to 10 June 2016, world leaders, government representatives, HIV program implementers … More Shocking Exclusion by United Nations of LGBT Groups at High Level AIDS Meeting
The Government of Kenya has announced that it intends to close all refugee camps in the country, and while UNHCR implores Kenya to reverse this decision, we await information as to how they plan to deal with what could be a severe crisis. LGBT refugees, after seeing the headlines, are now extremely stressed and uncertain … More LGBT Refugees Panic as Kenyan Government Announces Closure of Refugee Camps
where the revised rules could be strengthened from a human rights perspective..
The first concerns the prohibition of discrimination,” he said, adding that he is “disappointed that sexual orientation and gender identity were not explicitly recognized as grounds for discrimination, given their recognition by most human rights treaty bodies.
… More UN launches ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’ on improving treatment of prisoners
Freed slave Simon Deng talks about the lies of the Durban Conference “By exaggerating Palestinian suffering, and by blaming the Jews for it, the UN has muffled the cries of those who suffer on a far larger scale.” By Melanie Nathan, August 24, 2014. I have not put much on this BLOG about the Israel … More Slavery and Arab Apartheid
He is compelled to enagage with civil societies and now lets compel him to hear LGBTI truths | Let us bombard him with appointments! By Melanie Nathan, June 14, 214. Much to the horror of the world’s LGBTI community, the United Nations has gone ahead with designating Ugandan Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, … More Why I am Happy that Ugandan Foreign Minister is Now President of the United Nations
Speech at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva By Melanie Nathan, 02/29/2012 The Human Rights Council in Geneva has heard it from Kamalesh Sharma, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations who reiterated this week that homophobia is incompatible with Commonwealth values. This sends a signal from the top that persecution based on sexuality … More Commonwealth Secretary General Condemns Homophobia
I hope that all Countries including USA will threaten boycotts, sanctions and end to Tourism if the Bill is not scraped, rather than waiting for it to be implemented. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton was able to impact the removal of the Death Penalty portion, but I believe with the failure of Uganda to remove … More reBlog from lezgetreal.com: UN urges Uganda to scrap anti-gay bill – Should USA Threaten with Sanctions Before Passage?