UN Human Rights Day Panel on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

High Level Panel Discussion:

“Ending Violence and Criminal Sanctions on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”

Friday, 10 December, 1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber, NLB
UN Headquarters, New York

“Nor can we stay quiet when people are denied fundamental rights – whatever their race or faith or age or gender or sexual orientation. It is unfortunate that laws that criminalise people on the basis of their sexual orientation exist in some countries. They should be reformed.” – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Featuring:
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Opening remarks
High level statements by: H.E. Ms. Susan E. Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations
Mr. Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Special Video Address: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
Presentations by LGBT Human Rights Defenders
In collaboration with: A coalition of non-governmental organisations defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people

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