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Leaving No One Behind: Decriminalization of Sexual…

22 September 2021

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Leaving No One Behind: Decriminalization of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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22 Sep 2021

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01:49:04

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The LGBTI Core Group will hold a high-level discussion during the high-level segment of the 76th session of the General Assembly to address the need to end the criminalization of same sex relations and trans identities in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
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The LGBTI Core Group will hold a high-level discussion during the high-level segment of the 76th session of the General Assembly to address the need to end the criminalization of same sex relations and trans identities in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda. As long as a part of the world's population is criminalized simply for who they are or who they love, we will not be able to fully achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.LGBTI persons experience discrimination and exclusion based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics, real or perceived, in all corners of the globe. Moreover, in many contexts LGBTI persons are criminalized under the law through penal statutes that criminalize consensual same sex relations between adults as well as trans identities. In contexts where these laws exist, it is impossible for LGBTI individuals to live full lives realizing the full spectrum of their rights and their full potential. The LGBTI Core Group is convinced that the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, with its principle of leaving no one behind, is intimately linked with the recognition of human rights and the guarantee of non-discrimination and equality for all, including LGBTI persons. In this decade of action and delivery for sustainable development we must put an end to the criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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