This is the 36th monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

This issue includes:

Call for inputs: Environment; Foreign Debt; Housing; Privacy; Violence against Women

Upcoming country visits: Brazil, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Nepal, Paraguay, Qatar, Tunisia, Venezuela


 Join ILGA WORLD in supporting LGBTI communities 

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women has extended the deadline for her call for inputs on rape as a grave and systematic human rights violation against women (new deadline 31 Dec 2020)

ILGA World is collecting information on this topic from all over the world to submit joint reports to the Special Rapporteur.

If you have any data on rape and other forms of sexual violence against LBTI women/persons in your country – please reach out to us on [email protected]. We also encourage you to fill in our questionnaire available in English, Spanish and Russian. Let’s do it together!  



Call for inputs


Mandate Call Deadline Additional Info
NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on housing Call for input: report on the 20 years of the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing: taking stock – moving forward (to be presented in the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2021) 01 Nov 2020 Read more


Online | Word

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on privacy Call for Comments on the Special Rapporteur privacy’s draft “Data Privacy Guidelines on Artificial intelligence” 02 Nov 2020 Read more


NEW!!! Independent Expert on foreign debt Call for input to a report on the role of credit rating agencies in debt relief, debt crisis prevention and human rights (to be presented in the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2021) 09 Nov 2020 EN | ES | FR
Special Rapporteur on environment Call for input to a report on “Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much: The Global Water Crisis and Human Rights” (to be presented in the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2021) 10 Nov 2020 Read More

EN | ES | FR

Special Rapporteur on violence against women Call for submissions: report on rape as a grave and systematic human rights violation and gender-based violence against women (to be presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2021) 31 Dec 2020 Read More

: requests information on LGBTI persons

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI


The UN Independent Expert on SOGI, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, undertakes 1 to 3 fact-finding country visits per year.

He visited Ukraine in 2019, and Georgia and Mozambique in 2018. In 2017, his predecessor Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn visited Argentina.

In March 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz made 12 country visit requests. On 4 July 2018 Malta invited the Independent Expert to visit their country. The Independent Expert also requested a visit to Japan (8 October 2019), Tunisia (19 November 2019), India and Colombia (both 7 January 2020), and Cambodia (28 March 2020).

In this section, you may find information about current status of the requests. Up-to-date information about country visits may be found here.

If your country is planned for the Independent Expert’s visit and you wish to engage with ILGA on this, please contact us ([email protected]).

Country Current Status
Argentina* Visit conducted on 1-10 Mar 2017.

End of Mission Statement: English – Spanish

Press Release: English – Spanish

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Armenia* Request to postpone (17 Apr 2018)
Burkina Faso Reminder visit request – for 2021 (17 Jan 2020)
Cambodia Request to postpone from 18 Jan to 29 Jan 2021 (7 April 2020)
Colombia* Request to postpone (7 April 2020)
Georgia* Visit conducted on 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018.

End of Mission Statement: English – Georgian

Press Release: English – Georgian

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Ghana* Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)
India* Visit request (7 Jan 2020)
Japan* Visit request for second half of 2020 (8 Oct 2019)
Kenya* Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)
Malta* Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)
Nepal Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)
Mozambique* Visit conducted on 3-10 Dec 2018.

End of Mission Statement: English – Portuguese

Press Release: English – Portuguese

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Poland* Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)
Sri Lanka* Request to postpone to 2020 (2 Oct 2019).

Background note

Thailand* Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)
Tunisia* Visit to be conducted on 16-27 Nov 2020
Ukraine* Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.

End of Mission Statement: English

Press Release: English – Russian

* Countries with standing invitations. A standing invitation is an open invitation extended by a Government to all thematic special procedures. By extending a standing invitation States announce that they will always accept requests to visit from all Special Procedures.


Upcoming country visits by other mandates

This information is regularly updated by the OHCHR here.
To find out how you can support the visits, please contact the respective mandate-holders at their e-mail addresses, available here.

Country Mandate Dates
Maldives Torture 1-10 Nov 2020
Qatar Unilateral coercive measures 1-12 Nov 2020
Lebanon Independence of judges 3-10 Nov 2020
Brazil Racism 9-23 Nov 2020
Kenya Summary executions 15-30 Nov 2020
Tunisia Sexual orientation and gender identity 16-27 Nov 2020
NEW!!! Paraguay Minority Issues 27 Nov – 7 Dec 2020
Venezuela Unilateral coercive measures 11-22 Jan 2021
Kyrgyzstan Extreme poverty 17-28 May 2021
Nepal Extreme poverty 6-17 Sept 2021

= Mandate frequently considers LGBTI issues.