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    Welcome to ARC International

    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

    December 2014

    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

    English

    Español

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    ARC International and its first 10 years:
    Assessing ARC’s contributions to SOGII activism and UN achievements since 2003

    English

    Español

    Français

    Read more…

    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.

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    More on HRC27

    Download our report on HRC27 (PDF)


    Documents

    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
    English | Spanish | French

    ARC International and its first 10 years:
    Assessing ARC’s contributions to SOGII activism and UN achievements since 2003
    English | Spanish | French

    UN Human Rights Council Resolution 27/32 on “Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, September 2014
    English | French | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Russian

    Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Study documenting discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, November 2011
    English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese | German

    UN Human Rights Council Resolution 17/19 on “Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, June 2011
    English | French | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Russian


    Meetings and conferences

    28th session of the UN Human Rights Council

    59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women/Beijing+20

    See our online calendar of events…


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    Top UN human rights body condemns violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
    Geneva, September 26, 2014


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