UN-GLOBE statement on the formal recommendation by the Security Council of António Guterres as Secretary-General
António Guterres, former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and former Prime Minister of Portugal, has been formally recommended as Secretary-General of the UN.
UN-GLOBE calls on António Guterres to be a strong advocate as Secretary-General for the equal rights of LGBTI people and for their safety, and stresses that this advocacy is made stronger when the UN’s own LGBTI staff have full access to their rights. Equality called for around the world must be practiced at home.
UN-GLOBE looks forward to working closely with the new Secretary-General to bring greater awareness of LGBTI issues in the UN system, to change its culture to one of inclusiveness, to embrace equal benefits for all families, and to institute inclusive policies for trans and intersex employees, among other issues. We will reach out to him in the weeks ahead.
Hyung Hak Nam (Alfonso)