Archived from the original on December 2, Share it with us. But so long as people face criminalisation, bias and violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics, we must redouble our efforts to end these violations. In AprilBrazil presented a resolution prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Laws restricting freedom of expression and association. Agencies and entities in the UN system have increasingly addressed human rights issues relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status in recent years.
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Retrieved 21 January While the proposed language on "sexual orientation" was eventually dropped from the text, it was the first time governments took a public and explicit stance for or against the inclusion and recognition of sexual orientation as part of women's right to control their sexuality. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 23 in favor, 18 against and six abstentions. High Commissioner for Human Rights launched the U. If they had to be taken into consideration in the proclaiming and implementing of fundamental rights, these would create serious uncertainty in the law as well as undermine the ability of States to enter into and enforce new and existing human rights conventions and standards.