Oslo, 16 April, 2013
The Oslo Conference on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity has just wrapped up, and it has been a busy and intensive few days!
Co-hosted by Norway and South Africa, the conference built upon the regional processes of the last two months and brought together more than 200 participants from 84 countries. Packed with plenaries, debates, workshops, official receptions, and strategy sessions, the conference concluded with presentation of a Co-Chairs’ Summary of Conclusions.
The Summary of Conclusions outlines the background and legal framework, identifies some of the many human rights violations faced on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as some positive developments, and outlines recommendations and next steps at the national, regional and international levels.