Members of the Global Equality Caucus welcomed the decision by the United Nations (UN) to keep working on LGBT+ issues for a further three years. The mandate of the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal, was renewed decisively in a vote at the UN’s Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva.
Seeing tens of thousands of people take part in Pride celebrations across the globe is truly heartening but there is still work to do in places where these events are not yet possible, writes Nick Herbert MP for Reuters.
Members of Parliament from 25 countries have united to press for action to protect LGBT+ people from violence and discrimination, arguing that human rights are universal and should be upheld in every nation.
UK and Argentina to take on the co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition to protect the human rights of LGBT people around the world, and will co-ordinate its work plan with the Global Equality Caucus ahead of an international conference next year.