17th May 2014
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon: It is everyone’s responsibility to speak out against homophobia 9
3:38 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged for everyone around the world to speak out against discrimination, while launching a new video to mark IDAHOT.
12th May 2014
UN study finds gays increasingly accepted in Philippines, but hate crimes remain a threat 5
12:15 PM — A study backed by the UN has found that while LGBT people have become more accepted in the Philippines, discrimination still persists.
30th April 2014
Watch: United Nations releases pro-gay Bollywood music video 2
7:35 PM — The United Nations has unveiled a pro-gay Bollywood music video in response to India's sodomy law.
25th April 2014
North Korea: Gay judge who compiled UN human rights report labelled ‘disgusting old lecher’ 10
7:22 PM — North Korea's state media has attacked a gay judge responsible for a UN report on human rights violations in the country, labelling him a 'disgusting old lecher'.
14th March 2014
UN Human Rights Chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law ‘violates international law’ 12
8:32 PM — The UN human rights chief has warned Nigeria that the country's new anti-gay law is in violation of international law.
27th February 2014
United Nations: Tabloids publishing lists ‘exposing’ gay people shows danger of Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
4:44 PM — The United Nations has hit out at the publication of a list of the "200 top" gay people by a Ugandan tabloid, to say it shows the danger of a newly-introduced anti-gay law.
16th January 2014
Muslim rights group: Western countries should ‘desist from interfering’ with Nigerian anti-gay law 13
3:24 PM — A Muslim rights group in Nigeria has commended the country's president for signing a law which further criminalises same-sex marriage, gay organisations and any display of homosexuality.
31st December 2013
United Nations warns Ugandan President against signing anti-gay law 22
4:29 PM — The United Nations has warned the President of Uganda against signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
17th December 2013
Video: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Martina Navratilova back Free & Equal campaign 1
4:45 PM — A United Nations campaign group has released a video featuring UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, tennis legend Martina Navratilova and NBA star Jason Collins speaking on the importance of defending LGBT rights.
12th December 2013
UN: Indian Supreme Court decision to ban homosexuality breaks international law 5
3:11 PM — The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has expressed her dismay at the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise same-sex sexual activity.
10th December 2013
LGBT activists mark World Human Rights Day
12:46 PM — LGBT campaigners around the world are marking Human Rights Day.
26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
7th November 2013
United Nations calls for international truce during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics 10
2:19 PM — The General Assembly of the United Nations has called for an international truce during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
25th October 2013
UN campaign highlights homophobic search results on Google 13
12:26 PM — A new campaign by the United Nations for LGBT equality reveals widespread homophobia when typing the word ‘gays’ into Google.
14th October 2013
UN tells China: Don’t ban HIV positive people from accessing saunas and bathhouses 2
12:42 PM — The United Nations’ HIV agency has urged China to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
3rd October 2013
Gambia leaves the Commonwealth, days after President told UN that gays want to end human existence 43
9:09 AM — The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has said that his country will leave the Commonwealth just days after he told the United Nations General Assembly that gays and those who promote homosexuality want to end human existence.
30th September 2013
UN releases LGBT rights video featuring John Kerry and other foreign ministers 5
6:52 PM — A video featuring high-ranking foreign officials from 11 countries - who last week called on UN member states to repeal laws that discriminate against LGBT people - has been released.
27th September 2013
Gambian President: ‘Homosexuality more deadly than all natural disasters put together’ 63
5:49 PM — Gambia's President has used his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gay people, calling homosexuality one of the three "biggest threats to human existence".
UN holds top level meeting on the need to protect LGBT rights 7
11:13 AM — A group of 11 countries have called on UN member states to repeal laws that discriminate against LGBT people.
24th September 2013
Cameroon: Ambassador to the UN denies gay rights activist was murdered because of his sexuality 4
2:54 PM — The Cameroonian ambassador to the UN has denied claims that prominent gay rights and HIV campaigner Eric Ohena Lembembe was murdered because of his sexuality and activism.