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United Nations Development Programme reaffirms the connection between Development and Human Rights


UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia May 17 2014 The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia provides an opportunity to reaffirm that the rights of LGBT people are a matter of concern to all of us working on human development.   Human beings cannot benefit from development progress if their lives are defined by inequity, exclusion, and …

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ILO Director-General stands against stigma of LBGT workers


Message by Guy Ryder for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia  17 May 2014 The ILO reaffirms its commitment to promoting decent work for all women and men, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Decent work can only exist in conditions of freedom and dignity. It means embracing inclusion and diversity. It requires us to stand up against all forms …

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UN Human Rights Office marks IDAHOT 2014 with Powerful New Video


On the evening of the International Day against Homophobia, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has released an emotive, new video that focuses on the impact that each of us can have by sharing our own stories and by showing our support for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex friends, colleagues and family …

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Ulrike Lunacek, co-president of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights addresses IDAHOT


IDAHO Committee : What is the current situation like in Europe, in the aftermath of the Russian “anti-propaganda” law? What are the likely new battle fronts? Ulrike Lunacek : After much progress was achieved in furthering equality in the EU, opponents of equality are getting organised and started winning a few battles too. They mistakenly think that they’re the sole …

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