In historic session, UN rights body tackles abuses, violence based on sexual orientation
07 March 2012
Top United Nations officials today urged Member States to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, adding that countries cannot continue to overlook such grave violations of human rights.
“We see a pattern of violence and discrimination directed at people just because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender,” Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon said in a video message
to the first-ever session
of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) devoted to this subject.