(March 7, 2012) Today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva held the first-ever formal UN inter-governmental debate on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The panel discussion (sponsored by South Africa and Brazil) was moderated by the Ambassador of South Africa and featured panelists from Brazil, Pakistan, Sweden and the United States.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay also presented to the Panel a Statement with a groundbreaking UN study on violence, discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation.
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>> UN Human Rights Council: Landmark Report and Panel on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (Press release by ARC International and other CSO)