From the UN

Ghana: Is it time for the Government of Ghana to invite the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for an official ‘country visit’?

Ghana is grappling with diverse forms of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) that, though constantly changing over time, have always existed.

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Calls for Justice for Victims of Sexual and Gender-based Violence

The U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said the country’s military must stop using sexual and gender-based violence to terrorise and punish ethnic minorities.

UNAIDS Measuring HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination

This virtual consultation aims to:

Elicit a broad range of perspectives and experiences relevant to the construction of summary measures of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Inform the development of measure(s) of HIV-related stigma and discrimination that reflect the experiences and realities of people living with and affected by HIV.

All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks

The UN’s top rights official has added her voice to condemnation of the weekend mass-shootings in the cities of El Paso and Dayton, insisting on Tuesday that “not just the US, but all States” should do more to stop discrimination.

South Africa: Strategic Pathways to Inclusion and Rights for LGBTI People in Sub-Saharan Africa

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The agenda includes a “pledge that no one will be left behind” and commitments to prioritize the poorest and most marginalized.

UN RENEWS CRUCIAL MANDATE FOR PROTECTION AGAINST VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

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.