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NEW YORK / HOMOPHOBIA

A new United Nations 'Free & Equal' campaign video highlighting the diversity of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) community is being shown today on the massive screens in New York's Times Square ahead of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. UNIFEED-UNTV

14 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / LGBT

Marking international Human Rights day Wednesday UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said Wednesday the world body denounces," the flagrant injustice of millions of people who face discrimination and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity." UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

VIENNA / CONCHITA WURST

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Monday with the Austrian winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, to raise awareness of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. Wurst was invited to perform live at the UN headquarters in Vienna. UNIS Vienna

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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