LGBT

1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020: UNHCR

More than 1.4 million displaced people in over 60 refugee hosting countries will need resettlement next year, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday, while also supporting a call for far greater protection for vulnerable LGBTI individuals seeking asylum.

‘So freeing’ to come out as ‘a lesbian and a feminist’

Back in 1976 Linda Tyson came out as “a lesbian and a feminist”, she told UN News on the sidelines of the 2019 New York City LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] Pride March on Fifth Avenue, long before the UN-GLOBE joined the World Pride parade.

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Friday’s Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT rights in Kenya, Rohingya water crisis

Friday's main stories include: Honouring UN peacekeepers; landmark conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence in crises; Kenya upholds LGBT ban; UNICEF’s plea for Afghani children; Brazil’s bid to compensate tobacco smokers; Water shortages in Bangladesh

UN rights chief warns of potential ‘witch-hunt’ as Tanzanian official plans to track and arrest LGBT people

The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) “could turn into a witch-hunt.”

News in Brief 13 October 2017 (PM)

Yemen cholera cases top 820,000

The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen is now over 820,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

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News in Brief 26 May 2017 – (AM)

UN rights office condemns Gaza executions by “field military court”

The UN human rights office has condemned the execution of three men by Gaza authorities, accused of being involved in the 24 March murder of Hamas leader Mazen Al Faqhaa.

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Risk of “outright violence” increasing against LGBT in cities

The risk of “outright violence” against the LGBT community is growing in cities but hopes are high that a newly-adopted agenda for future urban living will create more “safe spaces”.

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UN Gender Focus Special: LGBT

Caleb Orozco’s story of survival

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Ban calls for continued efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, reiterating the UN’s commitment to securing their human rights.

Rainbow crossing shows LGBT fight continues

A pedestrian crossing outside the United Nations which has been painted in the rainbow colours associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or LGBT movement is a reminder to world leaders that the fight for equality continues.

That’s according to a senior UN official.

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