Kelly Sans Culotte


ACTION

ACTION ALERT! Through April 25
ASK THEM TO VOTE "YES" on Brazil's "Human Rights and Sexual Orientation" resolution.

APRIL 22, 2003. The UN Commission on Human Rights, in Geneva, will vote this week on a landmark "Human Rights and Sexual Orientation" resolution presented by Brazil and co-sponsored by Canada and 18 European countries.

The resolution is the first one in the history of the UN that specifically, and unambiguously, spells out that abuses on the basis of sexual orientation are human rights violations.

Gay and human rights groups are asking people worldwide to urgently call their governments and ask them to vote "Yes." The Commission has 53 member-countries.

Four key members of the UN Human Rights Commission who may still vote "yes" if strenuously lobby today are the United States, Australia, Argentina, and South Africa. CALL/FAX THEM NOW!

United States
Tatiana Gfoeller-Volkoff
Director, Office of Multilateral Affairs
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
U.S. State Dept.
202-647-4380

Permanent Mission-Geneva
Tel.: 0041-22-749 4111
Fax.: 0041-22-749 4880

Australia
Permanent Mission-Geneva:
Tel.: 0041-22-799 9100
Fax.: 0041-22-799 9175

Argentina
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Buenos Aires
Foreign Affairs Minister: Dr. Carlos Federico Ruckauf
Tel: (54-11)4819-7000, 4394-5600; (54-11)4311-3771
Fax: (54-11)4819-7501

Head of delegation: Minister Norma Nascimbene
Permanent Mission, Geneva
Tel.: 0041-22-929 8600
Fax.: 0041-22-798 5995

India
Head of delegation: Ambassador Mr. Puri
Permanent Mission-Geneva
Tel.: 0041-22-9068686
Fax.: 0041-22-906 8696

South Africa
Head of delegation: Mr. Momteedi
Permanent Mission-Geneva
Tel.: 0041-22-849 5454
Fax. 0041-22-849 5432


Links

Brazil asks UN to protect queers everywhere
United Nations: Human Rights


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