Regions

The regions of ILGA are Pan Africa ILGA, ILGA Asia, ILGA-Europe, ILGA Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), ILGA North America and ILGA Oceania (Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and Pacific islands).

 

Regional organisations are formed by ILGA members within each region.
They may take decisions on regional structures and matters, and their policies can be determined during regional conferences.

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Pan Africa ILGA

 

Represented on the board by:
Akudo Oguaghamba (Nigeria) and Richard Lusimbo (Uganda).
Kanyanta Kakana (Zambia) and Star Rugori (Burundi) are their alternates.
Elected at the Pan Africa ILGA Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in May 2016.

The region is based on the Africa group at the United Nations, including Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

ILGA Asia

 

Represented on the board by:
Hiker Chiu (Taiwan) and Manisha Dhakal (Nepal).
Minhee Ryu (South Korea) and Kritipat Chotidhanitsakul “Jimmy” (Thailand) are their alternates.
Elected at the ILGA Asia Conference in Taipei (Taiwan) in October 2015.

The region is based on the Asia group at the United Nations (without Pacific Islands and Cyprus and including Israel): Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam and Yemen.

ILGA-Europe

 

Represented on the board by:
Anastasia Danilova (Moldova) and Martin Iversen Christensen (Denmark).
Elected at the ILGA-Europe Conference in Nicosia (Cyprus) in October 2016.

The region is based on member states of the Council of Europe, including candidate Belarus;  Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

ILGALAC

 

Represented on the board by:
Darío Ramon Arias (Argentina) and Luz Elena Aranda (Mexico). Natasha Jiménez Mata (Costa Rica) and Cristina González La Pochi (Colombia) are their alternates.
Elected at the ILGALAC conference in Guatemala in November 2017.

The region is based on the GRULAC group at the United Nations, including: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

ILGA North America

 

Represented on the board by:
Kimahli Powell (Canada).
Elected at the ILGA World Conference in Thailand in November 2016.

The region comprises Canada and the United States.

ILGA Oceania

 

Represented on the board by:
Ymania Brown-Gabriel (Samoa) and Rawa Karetai (Aotearoa New Zealand).
Simon Margan (Australia) and Sulique Waqa (Fiji) are their alternates.
Elected by the ILGA Oceania Board after elections at the ILGA Oceania Conference in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand in March 2016.

The region is based on member states of the South Pacific Forum: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Aotearoa New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.