Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

IGLHRC Accredited at the United Nations

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 20, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: ECOSOC, IGLHRC, Jessica Stern, UN

"I welcome this important step forward for human rights, as the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission (ILGHRC) will take its rightful seat at the table of the United Nations. The UN was founded on the premise that only through mutual respect, diversity, and dialogue can the international community effectively pursue justice and equality. Today, with the more full inclusion of the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission, the United Nations is closer to the ideals on which it was founded, and to values of inclusion and equality to which the United States is deeply committed."

-- President Obama, on yesterday's accreditation of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) by the U.N. Economic and Social Council, which allows IGLHRC to work at the United Nations


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