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Nepal to host UN seminar on LGBTI human rights

LGBTI rights activist said hosting the seminar is latest in string of achievements in fight for equality for sexual orientation and gender identity minorities in Nepal.\n

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2nd February 2013 15:39

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Nepal has received funding from the Norwegian government to host a UN regional seminar into sexual orientation and gender identity human rights.

‘It speaks volumes to the success of the LGBTI rights movement in Nepal that the United Nations has identified is as the host country,’ said Sunil Pant, chair of Nepal LGBT activists Blue Diamond Society and a former MP.

Pant added that the fact that Nepal’s foreign ministry accepted the offer to host the event shows that they value the human rights of sexual orientation and gender identity minorities.

The UN regional seminar on sexual orientation and gender identity will take place in Kathmandu in March or April 2013, dates to be confirmed.

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