A list of resources to better understand the debate on sexual orienation and gender identity at the UN
"To our knowledge, I am the first homosexual to speak in any United Nations human rights body"First gay speaks at United Nations
Professor Douglas Sanders on behalf of Human Rights Advocates and the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) in 1992. The BasicsThe resolution presented by Brazil in 2003The petitionThe United Nations Commission on Human RightsList of countries sitting at the UNCHR in 2005www.brazilianresolution.comReports on sexual orientation and international lawInternational Human Rights References to Human Rights Violations on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender identity
(by the International Commission of Jurists)
Douglas Sanders' Human Rights and Sexual Orientation in International Law Sexual diversity and the Law
by Choike What happened in 2004?
After the text was first introduced in 2003, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) postpones the debate over the Brazilian resolution for the second time…
"Since November last year, we have been consulting with delegations of several countries on the text. We have not yet been able, however, to arrive at a necessary consensus..."
2004: Brazil asks for postponement of the resolution to 2005
"Our struggle goes well beyond the Brazilian resolution. With or without the UN, we will give voice again and again until our existence and rights are recognized..."An interview by the Secretaries general of ILGA
ILGA at the UNCHR / 2004: A brief collection of achievementsSpeeches given at the UNCHR in 2004
"In matters of human rights, there are no by-standers. Let us send a clear message as an international community that no-one should be killed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity".LGBT Voices from Geneva’s Palais des Nations: speeches given at the UNCHR in 2004Claudia Roth' s speech in Manila
(ILGA 2003 World Conference) En FrançaisWhat is ILGA? Why you need to support us...The International Lesbian and Gay AssociationDonating to ILGASome of the NGOs working in the fieldArc InternationalAmnesty International FIDH
International Federation of Human Rights LeaguesHuman Rights Watch International Commission on JuristsIGLHRC
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights CommissionISHR
International Service for Human Rights