Statement by the President on UN Accreditation of the ILGHRC

President Barack Obama
Washington, DC
July 19, 2010





The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

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For Immediate Release                                                                                                                      July 19, 2010

Statement by the President on UN Accreditation of the ILGHRC


I welcome this important step forward for human rights, as the  International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission (ILGHRC) will take its rightful seat at the table of the United Nations. The UN was founded on the premise that only through mutual respect, diversity, and dialogue can the international community effectively pursue justice and equality.  Today, with the more full inclusion of the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission, the United Nations is closer to the ideals on which it was founded, and to values of inclusion and equality to which the United States is deeply committed.

 

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