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Sustainable development for LGBTI people in times of COVID19
Thursday, 9 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual 9New York time)

Side Event

LGBTI Stakeholder Group

The official side event of the LGBTI Stakeholder Group during the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020.

We will discuss challenges faced by LGBTI populations globally highlighting specifically the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI individuals and the obstacles this presents in terms of achieving SDGs.

Best practices will be shared to ensure that no one is left behind in the response to the pandemic. The event is meant to identify key areas of need, connect civil society and States on these needs of LGBTI populations, and most of all to facilitate close collaboration on potential solutions.


1. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity 2. Sarita KC, Mitini, Nepal 3. Davis Mac-Iyalla, The Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa (IDNOWA), Ghana 4. "Feminita", Kazakhstan Feminist Initiative, Kazakhstan

Moderator: Micah Grzywnowicz, RFSL and LGBTI Stakeholder Group Organizing Partner

United Nations