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13 May 2015
Statement from the United Nations in Thailand on the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)
In commemoration of the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17), the United Nations in Thailand recognises the important progress that has been made in Thailand in protecting the human rights and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
08 Apr 2015
A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangkok in February 2015 provided a unique platform for advancing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Now you can watch in full the five opening speeches at the three-day Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific.
25 Mar 2015
Stronger together: A look back at the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific
Some 200 participants from over 30 countries gathered for the #BeingLGBTI in Asia Regional Dialogue on #LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific, including civil society, people living with disabilities, government and human rights experts, the private sector, and development partners. The three-day Dialogue was held at the UN Conference Centre, Bangkok, 25-27 February 2015.
27 Feb 2015
Bangkok – A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week in Bangkok provided a unique platform for advancing rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The dialogue was supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other partners.
24 Feb 2015
Bangkok – The Embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched a US$8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia, in Bangkok today.
05 Feb 2015
Transgender and hijra activists call for improved health, living conditions and enabling legal environment
Kathmandu, Nepal – Transgender people and hijra activists from South Asia called for more evidence-informed policy and laws to improve health, living conditions and overall well-being of their communities, at a consultation this week in Kathmandu.
02 Feb 2015
Bangkok, Thailand – Participants from 58 countries at a global forum on public health called for health equity to be placed at the centre of discussions on new development targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals later this year.
29 Jan 2015
Bangkok, Thailand – Government delegates, civil society and UN partners gathered in Bangkok this week for the Asia Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS, held at the UN Conference Centre from 28 to 30 January.
21 Jan 2015
Islamabad, Pakistan – A new report, jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Country Team and the National AIDS Control Programme of Pakistan, calls for adoption and revision of laws and policies to create a more effective national HIV response that will mitigate the impact of HIV and promote and protect the human rights of key populations and vulnerable groups.
17 Dec 2014
Humsafar Trust and Voluntary Health Services join the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme as national Sub-Recipients in India
Delhi – Two Indian non-governmental organizations, Humsafar Trust and Voluntary Health Services, have joined a multi-country programme responding to the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in South Asia.
15 Dec 2014
New UN Report highlights possible wide ranging impacts of Free Trade agreements on human rights in the Pacific
A new report, jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and the World Health Organization (WHO) shows how trade, development and human rights need to be brought together in a more integrated and inclusive manner for the benefit of Pacific Islanders.
09 Dec 2014
Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka joins the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme as national Sub-Recipient
Colombo – Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka (FPA Sri Lanka) has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Sub-Recipient under the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme – a regional programme addressing the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in South Asia.
24 Nov 2014
While Nepal is often cited as a progressive country in terms of equal rights for sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country continue to face a wide range of obstacles as individuals and as a community, according to a new comprehensive report released today.
19 Nov 2014
Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people make up an alarming proportion of new HIV infections in Asia. Estimates by the Commission on AIDS in Asia predict that these two population groups could make up half of all new HIV infections in Asia by 2020. In Pakistan, these key populations have traditionally been neglected in national HIV responses. However, this is beginning to change as a result of efforts by the Naz Male Health Alliance, under the Multi-Country South Asia (MSA) Global Fund HIV Programme – a regional HIV programme funded by the Global Fund and for which UNDP is the Principal Recipient.
19 Nov 2014
Lhak-Sam joins the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme as national Sub-Recipient to strengthen MSM and transgender communities in Bhutan
Thimphu – Lhak-Sam, the network of people living with HIV in Bhutan, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Sub-Recipient under the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme.
07 Nov 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, went to give the participants of the Regional Training of Trainers a surprise visit and welcome the 19 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
30 Oct 2014
In a recent survey of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal over 60 percent of respondents reported experiencing at least one incident of abuse or discrimination, and over one-third reported discrimination or abuse in three or more public settings. The research methodology and study was implemented through the Williams Institute and the Blue Diamond Society (BDS).
22 Oct 2014
Mongolian LGBT People Face Social Stigma and Violence Despite Policy Changes: Comprehensive UNDP-USAID Country Report
Mongolia’s first report assessing the challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities reveals they still face discrimination despite significant government policy changes that protect their rights.
03 Oct 2014
New commitment for advancing HIV-sensitive social protection - a sound investment in human capital and equity issue
Despite significant progress in lifting Cambodians out of poverty and in access to HIV treatment allowing People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to increasingly lead a healthy and productive life, PLHIV and other key affected population still face disproportionate social and economic hardships and can easily fall below the poverty line.
16 Sep 2014
Thailand’s LGBT Communities Continue to Face Social Stigma Despite Visibility: Comprehensive UN-US Country Report
Thailand’s first report assessing the challenges facing and opportunities available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities notes that LGBT people enjoy significant visibility in a generally tolerant and welcoming society. Nevertheless, LGBT people continue to encounter social stigma in various settings and are afforded limited job opportunities.
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