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UN / UGANDA PGA WRAP

Uganda's foreign minister Sam Kutesa has been elected by acclamation to become the 69th president of the General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / CELINA JAITLEY

Bollywood actress and humanitarian Celina Jaitly said that "the legal system has to change with the changing times", and when it comes to LGBT issues in India "it has not changed." UNIFEED / RECENT

5 May 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / UN FREE AND EQUAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

The United Nations human rights office launched the latest phase of its global fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style video called 'The Welcome', accompanied by an appeal from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to end the prejudice that forces millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to live in fear or hide in shame. OHCHR

30 Apr 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / TRANSGENDER VOTING

Since 1994,India's Election Commission has been expanding efforts to register members of the transgender community as voters. In a landmark decision in 2014, the Supreme Court of India recognized the rights of transgender citizens to identify as a third gender or "other" withIndia's Election Commission. UNDP

25 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Speaking at the panel "Moving Away from the Death Penalty – Discrimination against marginalized groups", the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said that an estimated 160 countries in the world have now either abolish the death penalty or no longer practice it.  UNIFEED – UNTV

24 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / VATICAN RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

The UN's Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has denounced the Vatican for adopting policies that allowed priests to sexually abuse thousands of children. The UN Watchdog also analysed the situation of children's rights in Russia, Germany and other countries.  CH UNTV

5 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / LGBTI HUMAN RIGHTS

Human rights activist Thandeka Mkhuma tells her story as a rape survivor and as a lesbian living in South Africa. UNTV

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / SPORT HOMOPHOBIA

Speaking about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia and the World Cup in Qatar, tennis legend Martina Navratilova tells UNifeed that the more you try to suppress a group of people, the more attention you will call to it and "eventually you will lose because you're on the wrong side of history." UNTV

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / LGBT RIGHTS

"Free and equal," a new OHCHR campaign to combat violence and discrimination against LGBT people, is launched in Capetown, South Africawith Navi Pillay and Desmond Tutu. OHCHR

26 Jul 2013 | Read More »

OSLO / LGBT RIGHTS

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonoviæ tells the "International Conference on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity" in Oslo, Norway that the OHCHR report found that "far too few countries have adequate systems in place for recording incidents of homophobic violence let alone preventing it or responding." NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

15 Apr 2013 | Read More »

 

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