17/09/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
As activists from Cameroon prepared to travel to Switzerland to challenge their government’s rejection of proposals to end repression of LGBT people, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a warning to governments not to harass people who take part in U.N. human rights reviews.
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. >>>