In the 24th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Bangladesh Government has rejected the recommendation to abolish Section 377 which criminalizes consensual same-sex relationship. The government already has an extensive HIV/AIDS program including men who have sex with men (MSM) and Hijras. Hence, this rejection indicates that the unwillingness to avoid acknowledging human rights violations of sexual and gender minorities. >>>
The United Nations Human Rights Office has released a new publication, Born Free and Equal which outlines core legal obligations that countries have for their LGBT people. The guide is built around five core expectations: protect people from homophobic violence, prevent torture, decriminalize homosexuality, prohibit discrimination, and safeguard LGBT peoples freedoms of expression, association, and peaceful assembly.