From the UN

LGBTI Activists Call for Social and Legal Reforms on Zero Discrimination Day

In order to end discrimination and achieve broad acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people across South Asia, coordinated and strategic advocacy efforts to advance both social and legal reforms are needed, said participants at a global forum in Kathmandu this week. 

Chechnya: UN experts urge action after reports of renewed persecution of lesbian, gay and bisexual people

Russia must act urgently to protect the rights of people who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay or bisexual in Chechnya, and investigate allegations of human rights abuses including two reported deaths, say UN rights experts*.

UNAIDS: United Kingdom pledges to end HIV transmission in the country within 10 years

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has announced that it will end the transmission of HIV in the country within 10 years—an announcement that was warmly welcomed by UNAIDS.

UN: Call for submissions, human rights to water and sanitation

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, Léo Heller, will focus his 2019 Human Rights Council report on the human rights to water and sanitation in spheres of life beyond the households, in particular in public spaces.