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LGBT Rights in Armenia

16 May 2012

The European Union, the UN Department of Public Information and the “Public Information and Need of Knowledge” (PINK) NGO united to promote the awareness of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Rights in Armenia. During a conference held on 15 May, current problems and their solutions were discussed with EU Ambassador Traian Hristea.
Maria Dotsenko, Representative of the UN Department of Public Information, spoke about the importance of non-discrimination, tolerance, human rights and the protection of the rights of sexual and other minorities.
Ambassador Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, said: ‘The principle of non-discrimination requires that human rights apply equally to every human being, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The European Union is committed to defending the universal and indivisible nature of human rights. It actively promotes and protects them both within its borders and in its relations with partner countries”.

During the conference Pink Armenia, presented a survey on public opinion towards LGBT people, which was later discussed with local and international human rights experts. Topics such as freedom of speech and the issue of equality were also addressed.

This event was organised by PINK NGO, and supported by the UN Department of Public Information Yerevan office and the European Union.

LGBT Rights in Armenia

The European Union, the UN Department of Public Information and the “Public Information and Need of Knowledge” (PINK) NGO united to promote the awareness of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Rights in Armenia. During a conference held on 15 May, current problems and their solutions were discussed with EU Ambassador Traian Hristea. Maria Dotsenko, Representative of the UN Department of Public Information, spoke about the importance of non-discrimination, tolerance, human rights and the protection of the rights of sexual and other minorities. Ambassador Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, said: ‘The principle of non-discrimination requires that human rights apply equally to every human being, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The European Union is committed to defending the universal and indivisible nature of human rights. It actively promotes and protects them both within its borders and in its relations with partner countries”. During the conference Pink Armenia, presented a survey on public opinion towards LGBT people, which was later discussed with local and international human rights experts. Topics such as freedom of speech and the issue of equality were also addressed. This event was organised by PINK NGO, and supported by the UN Department of Public Information Yerevan office and the European Union.