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United Nations Security Council Arria-formula Meeting: "Integrating the Human Rights of LGBTI persons into the Council's Mandate for Maintaining International Peace and Security"
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The United States Mission to the United Nations, with co-sponsors from the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Albania, Brazil, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Japan, Malta, Switzerland,  the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, along with the LGBTI Core Group will hold an Arria-formula meeting to consider how to better integrate consideration of the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) persons into the United Nation Security

The Arria-formula meeting seeks to identify steps the Security Council can take to better incorporate the human rights of LGBTI persons in carrying out its mandate to maintain international peace and security.  International officials, including the UN's Independent Expert, will highlight key recommendations to the Council.  Civil society briefers from Colombia and Afghanistan will put these recommendations into a specific context.

Security Council members and UN Member States are invited to propose ways the Security Council, UN Secretariat, and other UN organs, bodies and agencies can ensure better protection of LGBTI rights in situations of conflict, incorporate LGBTI perspectives in peacekeeping/peacebuilding, and establish mechanisms to protect members of the LGBTI community and create more resilient societies.