Asia Pac gathering calls for rights for all

Published: March 2, 2015

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Advocates from across the Asia Pacific and beyond have called for “human rights for all” at regional lgbti dialogue held in Bangkok.

Labour MP Louisa Wall was among the guest speakers, and she stated that the first priority must be to eradicate state discrimination: “To repeal all laws that discriminate against lgbti people. Our objective must be homosexual law reform in the Asia-Pacific region as a collective priority.”

In a video from UN headquarters in New York, Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, who is now a UNDP Administrator, stated that equal rights are not special rights.

“The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights promised a world that is just and inclusive of all, including lgbti people,” she said. “At UNDP we are committed to reducing inequality and ending exclusion.”

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