Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to the Panel on ending violence and discrimination against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity at the Human Rights Council 19th Session >>>
In a new video released today, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay traces the origins of the gay rights debate at the United Nations, highlighting the critical, early role played by a young Australian gay rights activist called Nicholas Toonen. A link to the video and a copy of the transcript follows below.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay released this address on hate crimes against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. She cites incidents in Brazil, Honduras, the United States and South Africa.