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HRC 33 – 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council

HRC33 – 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Geneva, 13 – 30 September, 2016


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presented during the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council


ILGA’s involvement at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC):

Statements at the HRC

UPR adoptions

ILGA was involved in delivering the statements during the UPR adoptions at the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council on

Side events

September 27, 2016: Gender Identity at the United Nations

 


Statements at the HRC

ITEM 3 – INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION

In this statement, ILGA commends the Special Rapporteur’s identification that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people have unequal access to sanitation, menstrual hygiene and toilets, and that they face an increased risk of gender-based violence in accessing these basic human services.

Click here to read the full statement and watch the video of the statement being delivered below

ITEM 3 –  INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS BY OLDER PERSONS

This joint statement points out that “the Independent Expert has the mandate on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons,” and that “this includes the rights of LGBTI people.”

Click here to read the full joint statement by COC Netherlands and ILGA and watch the video of the statement being delivered below

ITEM 6 – GENERAL DEBATE

In this statement, we welcome the fact that throughout 22 UPR sessions, 1,110 recommendations addressed sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics issues in 158 countries.

Click here to to read the full joint statement by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Allied Rainbow Communities International (ARC International) and ILGA.

Watch the video of the statement being delivered

ITEM 10 – GENERAL DEBATE (TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CAPACITY BUILDING)

This Council is frequently reminded of the many situations around the world where LGBTI persons continue to face human rights violations. In this statement, however, we share a few of the many good practices and changes that we have seen in all regions over the past few weeks: examples that we hope will help build capacity and provide assistance to States as they seek to ensure that human rights are secured for all.

Click here to read the full statement or watch the video of the statement being delivered below

 


UPR adoptions

During the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council, ILGA worked with human rights defenders from various countries to help deliver statements during the UPR adoptions.

SURINAME

During the second cycle of the UPR, Suriname received 7 SOGIESC recommendations. It accepted 6 and noted 1.

Click here to read the joint statement by COC Netherlands and ILGA, prepared in partnership with the LGBT Platform Suriname and watch the video of the statement being delivered

SAMOA

During the second cycle of the UPR, Samoa received 8 SOGIESC recommendations. It accepted 1 recommendation and noted 7.

Click here to read the statement by ILGA, in consultation with the Samoa Fa’afafine Association, and watch the video of the statement being delivered

HUNGARY

During the second cycle of the UPR, Hungary received 6 SOGIESC and noted all of the above.

Click here to read the joint statement by COC Netherlands and ILGA, prepared in partnership with the Hungarian LGBT Alliance,  and watch the video of the statement being delivered

TANZANIA

During the second cycle of the UPR, Tanzania received 5 SOGIESC recommendations and noted all of the above.

Click here to read the joint statement by COC Netherlands and ILGA, prepared in consultation with Key populations, gender and sexual minorities, formal and informal organizations in Tanzania.

Watch the video of the statement being delivered:

THAILAND

During the second cycle of the UPR, Thailand received and accepted one SOGIESC recommendation.

Click here to read the statement by ILGA, developed in consultation with Thailand LGBTI Rights CSOs, and watch the video of the statement being delivered.

 

 


 

SIDE EVENTS

Gender Identity at the United Nations

The purpose of this event, organised by ILGA and GATE – Global Action for Trans* Equality – was to discuss the correlations between gender identity and broader gender human rights concerns, and to address how gender identity can be centralised and integrated in the work of the UN on gender. It also aimed to explore regional perspectives on gender identity in relation to gender integration and mainstreaming, and to analyse the approach of the UN Treaty Bodies on gender identity issues.

Click here to find out more and watch the side event in the videos below