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Brazil to hold its second National LGBT Conference

in BRAZIL, 30/05/2011

Brazil’s 2nd National LGBT Conference will be held in the country’s capital, Brasília, between December 15th and 18th 2011. The Conference was officially convened by President Dilma Rousseff on May 18th (Presidential Decree below).

Source: ABGLT

Brazil’s 2nd National LGBT Conference will be held in the country’s capital, Brasília, between December 15th and 18th 2011. The Conference was officially convened by President Dilma Rousseff on May 18th (Presidential Decree below).

As with other national conferences convened to monitor and define public policies in Brazil, the 2nd National LGBT Conference will be preceded by municipal and state level conferences which contribute to the evaluation and formulation of municipal, state and federal policies and also elect the more than one thousand delegates who will take part in the National Conference.

The Conference is open to international observers and we would like to suggest that international networks involved with promoting LGBT human rights hold pre-conference events in Brasília, with the aim of adding to the construction and strengthening of public policies for LGBT people nationally and internationally.

Further information:

Toni Reis
President of ABGLT – Brazilian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Association
Member of the National Council for the Eradication of Discrimination and the Promotion of LGBT Human Rights
presidencia@abglt.org.br

Brazilian Government: Human Rights Secretariat and National Council for the Eradication of Discrimination and the Promotion of LGBT Human Rights
lgbt@sdh.gov.br and cncd@sdh.gov.br


PRESIDENTIAL DECREE DATED MAY 18th 2011

Convenes the 2nd National Conference on Public Policies for and the Human Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals - LGBT.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, under the attributions conferred upon her by article 84, item VI, paragraph "a", of the Constitution,

DECREES:

Article 1: the 2nd National Conference on Public Policies and Human Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals – LGBT is hereby convened, to be held in Brasília, Federal District, on December 15th to 18th 2011, having as its theme "For a country free from poverty and discrimination: promoting LGBT citizenship".

Paragraph 1.The 2nd National Conference on LGBT Public Policies and Human Rights shall be coordinated jointly by the Human Rights Secretariat of the Office of the President of the Republic and the National Council for the Eradication of Discrimination and the Promotion of LGBT Human Rights, and shall have the following objectives:
I – to evaluate and propose guidelines for the implementation of public policies aimed at both combating discrimination against the LGBT population in Brazil and promoting its human rights and citizenship;
II – to evaluate the implementation and execution of the National Plan for the Promotion of LGBT Citizenship and Human Rights, and to propose strategies to strengthen the Plan; and
III – to propose guidelines for the implementation of public policies to combat poverty and discrimination against the LGBT population.

Article 2. The 2nd National Conference on LGBT Public Policies and Human Rights shall be chaired by the Secretary of State for Human Rights or, in her absence or unavailability, by the National Secretary for Human Rights Promotion and Defence.

Article 3. The municipal level LGBT Conferences in preparation for the 2nd National Conference on LGBT Public Policies and Human Rights shall be held between June 1st and August 31st 2011.

Article 4. The state level LGBT Conferences in preparation for the 2nd National Conference on LGBT Public Policies and Human Rights shall be held by October 31st 2011.

Article 5. The internal regulations of the 2nd National Conference on LGBT Public Policies and Human Rights shall be proposed by the National Council for the Eradication of Discrimination and the Promotion of LGBT Human Rights and shall be approved by the Secretary of State for Human Rights.

Article 6. The cost of organizing and holding the 2nd National Conference on LGBT Public Policies and Human Rights in Brasília shall be charged to the budget of the Human Rights Secretariat of the Office of the President of the Republic.

Article 7. This decree shall come into force on the date of its publication.

Brasília, May 18th 2011; 190th year of Independence, 123rd year of the Republic.

DILMA ROUSSEFF

Maria do Rosário Nunes

Published in the Official Federal Gazette, Section I, page 7, on May 19th 2011.

http://www.in.gov.br/visualiza/index.jsp?data=19/05/2011&jornal=1&pagina=7&totalArquivos=176

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