Tag Archive | United Nations
US President Donald Trump pledged this week to help end the criminalisation of homosexuality globally, but LGBT+ rights advocates took a dim view of his speech at the United Nations, accusing him of rolling back protections at home. Trump, in his address to world leaders on Tuesday, said: “We stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people […]
Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, told the United Nations on Tuesday that as an openly gay politician he could not accept hate speech, and everyone had a duty to challenge it. In what advocates said was the first speech at the UN by an openly gay world leader on LGBT+ rights, Bettel called on world […]
(Reuters) – Human rights lawyers and gay rights advocates urged the Vatican on Friday to issue a clear and unequivocal statement against the criminalisation of homosexuality. The request was made at a Vatican meeting two days after the United Nations said Brunei was violating human rights by implementing Islamic laws that would allow death by […]
LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection, after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp, and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) moved around 200 refugees – mostly from Uganda […]
UN human rights body establishes an Independent Expert In a defining vote today, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on “Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender identity”, to mandate the appointment of an Independent Expert on the subject.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke about Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum yesterday (Sunday 24th) as he received the Tipperary International Peace Award, at the Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort. Opening his speech, where he also used the ‘cúpla focal’: “Your Excellency Mr. Charles Flanagan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Martin Quinn, Honorary Secretary […]