Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Trump Continues Global Threats

OutRight Action International, the only global LGBTQ specific organization with a permanent presence at the United Nations in New York, reacts to Trump’s address to the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International stated, “Time & time again, President Trump has threatened to curtail the United States’ obligations to the international human rights system & to the United Nations itself. In his remarks today, the word he said most often - sovereignty - underscored that his political agenda promotes political isolationism & undermines the global cooperation that protects vulnerable people from natural disasters, corrupt governments & civil war. As an organization that serves as a watchdog on the UN, we know that sovereignty is a term loaded with negative meaning. Sovereignty is often an excuse for States to ignore their obligation to protect the human rights of individuals, especially those that are most marginalized & vulnerable. Reform in President Trump’s words is code for stripping the human rights system of much-needed resources. We believe the only reform that is truly needed puts LGBTIQ people & all vulnerable groups at the center of UN governance, human rights & programs. The reform & resources we need would elevate the rights of the world’s most marginalized, open space for meaningful civil society participation & invest in climate justice.”
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...


OutRight Action International is the watchdog for our community and any other suppressed groups around the world. Thank you for your work.

September 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM  

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