United Nations: Nov 7 U.N. Panel Discussion on the Yogyakarta Principles in NY

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007,
1:15-2:30pm, conference room 6,
United Nations, New York,
First Avenue and 45th Street

This side event, organized in parallel to the session of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, brings together NGOs, UN representatives, and State delegates for an introduction to the Yogyakarta Principles and a discussion about challenges and opportunities relating to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

This civil society initiative is organized by ARC-International, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Global Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Commission of Jurists, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, International Lesbian and Gay Association, and International Service for Human Rights, and co-sponsored by Argentina,Brazil, and Uruguay.

Speakers include Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Federico Villegas Beltran, Director of Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Worship of Argentina, Minister Ana Lucy Cabral, Director of the Department for Human Rights and Social Issues of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, Miriam Maluwa, UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Cuba, Senior Adviser, Law and Human Rights-Caribbean region, Sonia Correa from the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association and Sexuality Policy Watch, Philip Dayle from the International Commission of Jurists, and Craig Mokhiber, Deputy Director, New York Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, with a message from High Commissioner Louise Arbour.

Interpretation will be provided into English and Spanish, and from English,Portuguese and Spanish.

For any questions please contact Boris Dittrich at dittrib@hrw.org or (917)535-3863.
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