Argentina was appointed as the new chair of the OAS LGBTI Core Group in a handover ceremony that took place in the OAS headquarter in Washington DC on January 16th, 2020.
The permanent representative of Argentina before the OAS Ambassador Daniel Raimondi highlighted that the commitment of Argentina on LGBTI issues is a state policy, regardless of the incumbent government.
Raimondi emphasized that Argentina will focus on discrimination and violence against LGBTI individuals, with special attention on the situation of trans people.
Permanent representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, United States attended the event, as well as the UN Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity Victor Madrigal-Borloz.
Synergía’s executive director made remarks on behalf of civil society during the event.
The OAS LGBTI Core Group was established in 2016 and is currently formed by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, United States, Uruguay.