The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and its Co-chairs  advocate for equality, diversity and inclusivity within the framework of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The world has come a long way since the Stonewall Riots in 1969 but injustice, discrimination and exclusion are still a part of the daily life of the LGBTQ+ community.

Despite COVID, let’s continue to celebrate acceptance and solidarity this year too. Let’s stand up for one another in the fight against discrimination and let’s praise the diversity of humankind. We encourage all global citizens to be proud and to speak out!

Happy Pride!

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LGBTQIA+ Workshop by Stephane Magloire

As part of #pridemonth2020 the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens invited Creator and Artistic Director Stephane Magloire, for an informative LGBTQIA+ workshop. 🏳️‍🌈

Read his guest blog right HERE and learn about the workshop as well as hot topics around LGBTQIA+ issues.

“My rule of thumb is: Ask openly. Expect criticism. Stay humble.” Stephane Magloire

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FEATURED VIDEO: Samy Figaredo – ‘History of Transgender Movements and Pursuit for Equality’

From myths about being transgender to a historic French spy, transgender activist, Samy Nour Younes Figaredo explains the history of transgender movements and the importance of fundamental education on LGBTQ+ matters. Special thanks to Samy for this important contribution to global citizenship education.

Find more about them here: TED Talk / Twitter / Instagram / Website

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Co-chair Ban Ki-moon’s 2019 Euro Pride Speech

Co-chair Heinz Fischer’s Pride Speech 2020