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UN General Assembly approves Chile’s Bachelet as human rights High Commissioner

UN General Assembly approves Chile’s Bachelet as human rights High Commissioner

(Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly approved on Friday the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the world body’s new human rights chief. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, announced the appointment of Bachelet on Wednesday. She will replace Jordan’s Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who is stepping down at the end of the month after […]

UNHCHR Calls on Kyrgyzstan Not to Pass Anti-LGBT Law

UNHCHR Calls on Kyrgyzstan Not to Pass Anti-LGBT Law

A spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the government in Kyrgyzstan on Friday not to pass draft legislation, which would bring into law discrimination against LGBT people, and violate their human rights. Read the full statement below: “We call on the Kyrgyz Parliament and authorities to refrain from […]

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

The UN Human Rights Council resolution, passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today. The new resolution follows a June 2011 resolution by […]

UN Meeting Calls to End LGBT Discrimination

UN Meeting Calls to End LGBT Discrimination

In an unprecedented event, almost a dozen foreign ministers attended a United Nations meeting in New York yesterday (September 26) calling for an “urgent end” to discrimination and violence against LGBTI people. Attending the meeting were foreign ministers from Argentina, the Netherlands and Norway, with other representatives from Brazil, Croatia, the European Union, Japan and New Zealand, as well as the UN High Commissioner […]