Foreign Ministers from ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet in New York on September 27 to review the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), which is currently the controversial second draft.
UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon spoke in Geneva on September 10th, to the opening of the XXI session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council (HRC). In his speech he highlighted the first debate the HRC held on sexual orientation and gender identity in March 2012. Stating that this should not be a one-time event, Ban Ki-Moon urged the UN to deepen its engagement on having LGBTI rights respected worldwide. >>>
Yuli Rustinawati, but most of her friends call her Ye, is one of the founders and chairpersons of Arus Pelangi, a national LGBT organization in Indonesia, and one of the national leaders of Forum LGBTIQ Indonesia. She holds a degree in economics and has been a member of the Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI). In 2005, she assisted the ASEAN Network for Free Election as an observer at the parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.
Joint statement from Action Canada for Population and Development, Sexual Rights Initiative, COC Netherlands, Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation and the Family Planning Association. Delivered by Colin Robinson on Thursday 15 March 2012 >>>
The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle of San Diego, known across the world for his activism for LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS work, reacts to the United Nations' historic report on LGBT rights that was released on Thursday. >>>
On 7 June 2011 at the 17th session of the Human Rights Council ILGA, with the support of its members and allies, held the panel “The Growing Consensus: Towards the End of Criminalization and Human Rights Violations based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”. >>>
ILGA Panel at the UN Human Rights Council, 7 June 2011, “The Growing Consensus of governments towards the end of criminalization based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Alvaro Enrique Ayala Melendez, for Ms Alicia Victoria Arango, Ambassador of Colombia >>>
This is the statement of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, as delivered by Ms. Navanethem Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights, during the fifteenth regular session of the Human Rights Council >>>
In the present report, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 6/29, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
examines the relationship between the right to the highest attainable standard of health and the criminalization of three forms of private, adult, consensual sexual behaviour: same-sex conduct and sexual orientation, sex work, and HIV transmission. >>>
Statement by Rowland Jide Macaulay on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Human Rights, presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, 9th June 2010 on behalf of the International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (European Region) >>>