The ILGA UN and Gender Identity & Gender Expression teams are holding a live Twitter Q&A and are ready to take your questions about the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council and the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, which both came to an end last week
#askILGA on Thursday, March 30th
3:30-4:15 PM, Central European Time
The 34th Human Rights Council, the first in 2017, lasted almost one month with new members around the table such as Egypt and Brazil and a re-elected USA, for example. Several UN experts raised SOGIESC issues in their dialogues with States, and while there was no SOGI resolution at this Council, ILGA has been involved in several moments from the annual full-day meeting on the Rights of the Child to the adoption of UPR outcomes of several states including Venezuela, Iceland, Zimbabwe and Lithuania.
Meanwhile, ILGA joined the LBTI caucus at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women, where the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a strong commitment to LGBTI human rights. Amongst other things, ILGA held a side event on LBTI women’s economic empowerment in the world of work, and joined the panel in an event hosted by the Republic of Malta on legal reforms to protect the human rights of trans, intersex and gender variant people.
Do you want to find out more about how this 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council and the 61st Commission on the Status of Women have been crucial in raising awareness and building support for the human rights of LGBTI persons?
Then join our live Twitter Q&A on Thursday, March 30, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm CET. All you have to do is tweet your questions to @ILGAWORLD (or mail them in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org) and include the hashtag #askILGA.
We’re looking forward to receiving your questions!