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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 […]
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 […]
The United Nations has come under fire recently in the wake of their announcement that the incoming President will be Sam Kutesa, a prominent Ugandan politican in favour of his country’s anti-homosexuality laws. Mr Kutesa will become the President of the United Nations General Assembly, an influential but largely ceremonial role, from this coming Wednesday, June […]
The United Nations’ Free & Equal campaign has launched its first-ever Bollywood music video for gay rights, featuring Bollywood star and Miss India winner Celina Jaitly, who has been quite vocal in the past on LGBT rights in India.
Marking International Human Rights Day, both basketball-player Jason Collins and tennis champion Martina Navratilova spoke out yesterday at the United Nations. They said that the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) had not done enough ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics to defend the rights of gay athletes, and also that emphasis should also be placed on […]
The United Nations have released a video for Human Rights Day today, marking the 65th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, in context of LGBT rights around the world today. In the video, it is shown that 76 countries around the world still outlaw homosexuality, directly impinging on the rights of LGBT people. “These […]