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Key UN Panel Urges U.S. to Reject Racist Hate Speech, Crimes

Key UN Panel Urges U.S. to Reject Racist Hate Speech, Crimes

Aug 25
A top U.N. body on racial discrimination has taken the unusual step of calling on the United States to "unequivocally and unconditionally" reject racist hate speech and crimes following a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Obama Calls For Kinder World In Final UN Address

By John McDonald | Sep 25
In his final address to the United Nations, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an end to the persecution of gay people.

UN Rights Chief Slams Populists, Warns of Bigotry

By Mike Corder and Jamey Keaten | Sep 10
The U.N. human rights chief says U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Dutch nationalist Geert Wilders are among "populists and demagogues" whose tactics of communication smack of Islamic State group-style propaganda.

NCLR and UN Opposes Gay Conversion Therapy

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 25
Earlier this month, the United Nations Committee Against Torture and the National Center for Lesbian Rights opposed gay conversion therapy being used on LGBT youth in the United States.

Hackers Threaten to Leak Nudes of Emma Watson

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
Hackers have threatened to leak nude photos of young actress (and world treasure) Emma Watson for daring to speak up for women's rights.

Millions Watch UN Music Video on LGBT Rights: See it Here

Jul 16
A Bollywood-inspired United Nations music video promoting equal rights for gays, lesbians, transgender people and bisexuals has been watched by more than one million people online and millions more on television since its release on April 30.

UN Recognizes Gay Marriages for Staffers

By Maria Sanminiatelli | Jul 8
The United Nations announced it would recognize the gay marriages of all its staffers, in a major policy shift that opens the door for the spouses of gay employees to enjoy the same benefits as the husbands and wives of their heterosexual colleagues

UN To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 4
On July 3, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced that UN employees who had legally married would see those unions recognized, even if they weren’t recognized in their home countries.

Health Experts Urge WHO to Remove LGBT ’Disorders’ From ICD

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 3
As the World Health Organization and the United Nations prepare to release a new edition of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) guidelines in 2017, health experts have asked them to review and/or remove several "disorders."

Controversial Ugandan Official May Get UN Post

By Rodney Muhumuza | Jun 9
Sam Kutesas is Africa’s unanimous choice to become president of the U.N. General Assembly. Critics, however, say Uganda’s controversial figure does not deserve the largely ceremonial but prestigious post.

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