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As the global federation of LGBTI organisations, ILGA conducts work in various United Nations fora.

We do this in multiple ways including:

  • giving visibility to and raising support for LGBTI issues globally by conducting advocacy and outreach at the Human Rights Council, making oral interventions and organising panels on various subjects driven by the priorities of our member organisations
  • helping our members work with their government on improving LGBTI human rights in the country in the frame of the Universal Periodic Review
  • providing support and guidance to NGOs engaging with the Treaty Bodies, working to ensure LGBTI persons are not forgotten in international law
  • engaging with the UN Special Procedures to ensure the most egregious human rights violations get the attention of governments, and provide input and guidance on their work
  • advocating for LBTI women’s issues at the Commission on the Status of Women.

ILGA has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and uses it to help secure the rights of LGBTI persons everywhere.

Read “ILGA’s engagement” below to learn more about how we work with these United Nations mechanisms.

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Resources

HRC session 56 (June – July 2024) – ILGA World’s engagement

How will the human rights of LGBTI people be addressed during the 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council?
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HRC session 55 (February – April 2024) – ILGA World’s engagement

This is how the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council addressed the human rights of LGBTI people worldwide
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General comments (recommendations) by UN treaty bodies: reference to LGBTI and SOGIESC

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Events

UN Treaty Bodies: 2024-2025 deadlines

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Universal Periodic Review – Upcoming Deadlines

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