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UN urges nations to protect LGBT+ people amid coronavirus

UN urges nations to protect LGBT+ people amid coronavirus

The United Nations on Friday urged countries to protect LGBT+ people against discrimination when seeking health care during the pandemic, saying they may be hesitant to seek medical services, and be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. Members of the LGBT+ community with HIV or AIDS may have compromised immune systems, or a higher chance of […]

WEF: Companies must commit to workplace equality – senior business leaders

WEF: Companies must commit to workplace equality – senior business leaders

Companies must commit to equality in the workplace or miss out on millennial LGBT+ talent, global business leaders warned on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Sander van ‘t Noordende, group chief executive of products at professional services company Accenture, said a corporate culture of equality was both a human rights […]

UNHCHR: Alleged Detention Of LGBT People In Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia Should Be Investigated And Perpetrators Punished

UNHCHR: Alleged Detention Of LGBT People In Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia Should Be Investigated And Perpetrators Punished

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,  Rupert Colville, gave a press briefing yesterday, 13th October, in Geneva, stating that allegations of detention of LGBT people in Azerbaijan, Egypt, and Indonesia should be investigated, and the perpetrators punished. Mr Colville stated: “We are deeply concerned by a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt […]

New Record: Translations of Universal Declaration of Human RIghts Passes 500

New Record: Translations of Universal Declaration of Human RIghts Passes 500

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, already the world’s most translated document, is now available in more than 500 translations with the addition of North Bolivian Quechua to the collection. “The growing number of translations underscores the universality of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the power of its words to resonate strongly across […]

UNHCHR: Zeid criticises Gambia for harsh legal amendment targeting gay men and lesbians

UNHCHR: Zeid criticises Gambia for harsh legal amendment targeting gay men and lesbians

On Thursday (20th) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday criticized a recent amendment to the Criminal Code of The Gambia that creates a broad and vague offence of “aggravated homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment. He also expressed alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of […]