Report of the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific
The report documents the presentations and discussions made during the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific held from 25–27 February 2015 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The Regional Dialogue, which brought together more than 200 representatives from over 30 countries, was an important step in building consensus and strengthening the movement for legal and social change to advance the human rights of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific. It aimed to identify opportunities, build trust, and promote innovation and action. It also actively encouraged private sector involvement in LGBTI rights and provided a forum for LGBTI community organizations and development partners to forge strategic linkages in order to take their agendas forward.
The Regional Dialogue was an initiative of Being LGBT in Asia and was supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Additional resources were provided by the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme and the ISEAN-Hivos Multi-Country Global Fund Programme.