Arab and African Country Leaders Walk Out of UN Panel on Gay Rights

Arab and African countries walk out of the Human Rights council panel after UN Secretary General and Human Rights high commissioner address words around violence against LGBT people. Arab and African countries walked out of the chamber following a recorded message addressed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and a word by Navi Pillay, human … Continue reading

Pillay presents groundbreaking UN study on violence, discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to the Panel on ending violence and discrimination against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity at the Human Rights Council 19th Session, Geneva, 7 March 2012 Excellencies, Distinguished representatives, Dear colleagues, I am pleased to present my study on discriminatory … Continue reading