LETTER FROM THE UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE SITUATION IN UGANDA, AND MATTERS OF CONCERN TO LGBTI STAFF
We continue to be concerned about the situation in Uganda, and the increasing number of countries that have adopted or are considering anti-gay legislation.
This is going to impact our ability to serve in those countries, and our ability to be mobile.
As the attached letter from the Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Management, Yukio Takasu, states, the UN Secretariat has decided to convene a group to study this matter. Please note that he is writing on behalf of the Secretary-General.
In the days ahead, we will try to influence this group’s thinking. If necessary, we will reach out to all Under-Secretary-Generals involved and request meetings as well.
I will continue to keep you posted on this issue.
I strongly encourage you to share your thoughts and comments with UN-GLOBE coordinators and officers-at-large, or the Board.
How will this impact you? What solutions would you like to see?
Please feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Hyung Hak Nam (Alfonso)
PS – Please find attached also a letter of support from the President of the Staff Council (representing UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS/UN-WOMEN) and UNISERV, Dimitri Savaras. It was sent yesterday to the Secretary-General.