UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the United Nations.

The High Commissioner heads the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and spearheads the United Nations’ human rights efforts. His work is key to help advance the human rights for LGBTI persons. Even more: NGOs can work closely with the high commissioner to raise awareness about violence on the ground of sexual orientation and gender identity and put a halt to it.

Some High Commissioner for Human Rights’ references to sexual orientation and gender identity:

Annual report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (31st session of the Human Rights Council) – 2016

Informe anual del Alto Comisionado de Derechos Humanos

Rapport annuel du Haut-Commissaire des droits de l’homme

Message from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Right for the opening of the “International Dialogue on the Intersections of culture/tradition with human rights related to gender and sexuality” – 2016

Human Rights Council panel on ending violence and discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

High Commissioner statement at HRC side event – 2010

High Commissioner’s statement in Paris 2009

Statement at event on sexual orientation and gender identity – June 2009

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights A/HRC/13/26

High Commissioner’s statement at the GA, 2008