ARC restructure plan
Halifax, 13th January, 2015
The beginning of a new year can provide an opportunity for reflection and consideration of new opportunities and personal and professional growth. This is exactly the moment for ARC International to engage in such a process. The current Staff Team, along with the Board of Directors, have crafted a restructure plan for the organization.This restructuring means that we will shift some of our emphasis away from direct advocacy to implementation of international standards. We will also be recruiting for two new positions, a Geneva Director and a Communications Officer (part time).
For more details about ARC’s restructure plan, including staff changes, please click here.
To view our vacancy announcements (and share them with your networks!) please visit this page.
21st session of the Universal Periodic Review
Geneva, 9 January 2015
The 20th UPR session will take place from 19-30 January 2015. States under review include Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Guinea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Spain, Lesotho, Kenya, Armenia, Guinea-Bissau, Sweden, Grenada, Turkey, Guyana and Kuwait.
Download our advocacy report of the session: UPR21- suggested recommendations
New ARC publications
|How far has SOGII advocacy come at the UN and where is it heading?
Assessing sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex activism and key developments at the UN 2003–2014
ARC International and its first 10 years:
Assessing ARC’s contributions to SOGII activism and UN achievements since 2003
20th session of the Universal Periodic Review
Geneva, 13 November 2014
The 20th UPR session took place from 27 October to 7 November 2014. States under review included Italy, El Salvador, Gambia, Bolivia, Fiji, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Angola, Iran, Madagascar, Iraq, Slovenia, Egypt, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Download our advocacy document for the session: UPR20 – Suggested SOGI-related recommendations
Download our report of the session: UPR20 report
SOGI Victory at the Human Rights Council
Top UN human rights body condemns violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
Geneva, September 26, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Council resolution on combatting violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity adopted today is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, said 25 human rights groups. The resolution follows up on the resolution adopted three years ago in June 2011, when the Council passed the first ever UN resolution on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
More on HRC27
Download our report on HRC27 (PDF)