From the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
On September 23, 2010, UN delegates gathered to call for an end to human rights violations directed againg LGBT people. According to this article, LGBT people may still face criminal sanctions in nearly 80 countries.
In honor of Human Rights Day, take a moment to view this video of Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
According to the Commissioner's Office, the theme this year is "human rights defenders who act to end discrimination." The Office has put together a website dedicated to Human RIghts Day with statements, stories, and visuals. Click here to access these resources.
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