Skip to main content

Our work

OHCHR and the human rights of LGBTI people

Our office works to end discrimination and promote the human rights of LGBTI people by:

  • Raising concerns with Governments privately and recommending reforms in line with international human rights norms and standards.
  • Monitoring and bringing to light human rights violations affecting LGBTI persons.
  • Engaging in public advocacy to strengthen human rights protection for LGBTI persons through fact sheets and distribution of various other materials.
  • Raising awareness about the human rights of LGBTI people through the UN Free & Equal campaign at global level and through national campaigns in more than 40 countries to date.
  • Working with the private sector for greater equality for LGBTI people.
  • Working with UN partners to counter discrimination and violence faced by LGBTI persons.
  • Providing support to and collaborating with special procedures mandates and Human Rights Treaty Bodies in their activities in relation to the human rights of LGBTI people.
  • Building capacity of OHCHR and UN staff on issues and concerns that affect LGBTI people.