The Role of the United Nations in Combating Discrimination and Violence against Individuals Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


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Programmatic Overview

25 November 2015

This paper provides a snapshot of the work of a number of United Nations entities in combatting discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and related work in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and intersex communities around the world. It has been prepared by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the basis of inputs provided by relevant UN entities, and is not intended to be either exhaustive or detailed. Given the evolving nature of UN work in this field, it is likely to benefit from regular updating1 . The final section, below, includes a Contact List of focal points in each UN entity, as well as links and references to documents, reports and other materials that can be consulted for further information.

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