Invitation to Civil Society Consultations on the UNDP-led LGBTI Inclusion Index


RSVP Required.

WEDNESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2017, 4:30-5:45PM

Trusteeship Council Chamber, Conference Building
United Nations Headquarters, New York
(Entrance at 45th St. & 1st Ave.)

The LGBTI Core Group at the United Nations invites you to attend a Ministerial-level meeting on:

Ending Violence and Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons

The meeting will discuss measures to tackle violent abuse and unfair treatment of LGBTI people around the world, and highlight the urgent need for dialogue within and among countries.

Featuring remarks by:

Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta
Gabriela Michetti, Vice-President of Argentina
Ana Helena Chacon Echeverria, Vice-President of Costa Rica
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium
Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Development of the United Kingdom
Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ana Maria Menéndez, Senior Adviser on Policy to the UN Secretary-General

Moderated by Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International

The United Nations LGBTI Core Group is an informal cross regional group of United Nations Member States established in 2008. The group is co-chaired by Argentina and The Netherlands, and includes Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Montenegro, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Uruguay, the European Union and Albania (as an observer), as well as the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the non-governmental organizations Human Rights Watch and Outright Action International.