Egypt on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, submitted a request to the presidency of the UN General Assembly to block the participation of 11 LGBT organizations from attending a high-level meeting next month on ending AIDS, reports Reuters. The document sparked a protest by Canada and the European Union.
Questions about LGBT rights and participation of groups that defend their rights in UN events have been controversial. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon calls for equal, but faces opposition from African states, Arabs and Muslims, as well as Russia and China.
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