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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.

LATEST NEWS

Info Note on UN Special Procedures (May 2024)

This is the 78th monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures: call for inputs and upcoming country visits
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Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

In this new episode of our video series on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we address Goal 7 – which aims to ensure access to affordable and clean energy for all
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Advocating for older LGBTI persons: Visit of the Independent Expert on Older Persons to Peru

From 11 to 22 March 2024, the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Dr Claudia Mahler, conducted an official visit to Peru to assess the human rights situation of older persons in the country
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Resources

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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HRC session 54 (September -October 2023) – ILGA World’s Engagement

How will the human rights of LGBTI people be addressed during the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council?

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Events

UN Treaty Bodies: 2024-2025 deadlines

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Universal Periodic Review – Upcoming Deadlines

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