OHCHR is co-organizing with the LGBTI Core Group a high-level event on “Ending Violence and Discrimination against LGBTI Persons” on 20 September, during the opening week of UNGA. The event, which will take place in the Trusteeship Council, 4:30-5:45pm, will feature remarks from, among others, the Prime Minister of Malta, VP of Costa Rica, Deputy PM of Belgium and ministers from Argentina, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Canada and the UK, as well as the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Additional high level speakers to be announced.Read More
UN-GLOBE has some exciting events coming up in August! First and foremost, UN-GLOBE is marching in Pride again this year in Switzerland! Also Women's night in Geneva and Family Picnic in New YorkRead More
UN-GLOBE has partnered with the Fordham Law School to examine the realities of UN system employees serving in the field. Many of you have volunteered to share your experiences, and we are in the process of interviewing you. Thank you. If you would like to be interviewed, please contact us. Your experiences will help us formulate a white paper.Read More
One of the five priorities for UN-GLOBE this year is producing policy guidelines for an inclusive workplace for transgender and intersex staff members.
We are now calling for volunteers to join a UN-GLOBE Working Group that will help draft these guidelines.
A while back I sent out a call [see below] asking for interviewees who have served in the field, or who are human resources officers to get involved in a UN-GLOBE project in collaboration with Fordham Law School.Read More
UN-GLOBE is partnering with the Leitner Center for International Law at Fordham Law School to study mobility policies across the UN system and to compare them to best practices and emerging norms in the private sector.Read More
UN 4 ALL is a one-day workshop from UN Cares on diversity targeted to staff of the UN system. UN-GLOBE has worked with them to ensure that the LGBTI module of this workshop is inclusive, and that it achieves the aim of having complex issues such as sexual orientation or gender identity understood by staff at large.Read More
At its annual meeting which has just concluded, the United Nations Pension Board has endorsed a new policy recognizing all unions according to the law of the country where the union took place, not the staff member's country of nationality.Read More
ILO is now the last remaining big UN organization to now recognize all same-sex unions. The process was long and arduous, but we are glad that it’s finally official. A big thanks to our colleagues in the ILO Staff Union who worked closely with UN-GLOBE to get this passed.Read More