Wednesday May 31, 2000
INTERNATIONAL HOMOSEXUAL MOVEMENT AND THE UN
NEW YORK, May 31 (LSN.ca) – The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), based in Brussels, Belgium is pushing for the United Nations to implement an additional UN Charter just for homosexuals. The World Congress for Families reported last week that the group has outlined a 15-year strategic plan to “eliminate all discrimination and oppression against LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual] people by he year 2015 everywhere on this planet.” One of the components in the plan involves the UN adopting a homosexual UN Convention by 2007.
The group has been accorded special recognition by the UN. In October 1998 the ILGA met with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, in Geneva to discuss the advancement of lesbian and gay rights as human rights. According to an ILGA report on the meeting Robinson appointed a liaison person in her office for ILGA to maintain stronger links and requested that ILGA supply material to help in the training of lesbian and gay awareness for all UN employees and working groups.
For more on the ILGA see:
(with files from the World Congress for Families)