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Joint UN statement on Ending violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

On 29 September 2015, 12 UN entities (ILO, OHCHR, UNAIDS Secretariat, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UN Women, WFP and WHO) released an unprecedented joint statement calling for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

The statement is a powerful call to action to Governments to do more to tackle homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination and abuses against intersex people, and an expression of the commitment on the part of UN entities to support Member States to do so.

The statement is available in all 6 UN languages: Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
The statement has also been unofficially translated by other stakeholders into other languages: Portuguese | Tetum

Please also see the Programmatic Overview of the Role of the United Nations in Combatting Discrimination and Violence against Individuals Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.