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The Coalition of LGBTTTI and Sex Workers Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean celebrate the culmination of another successful OAS General Assembly, despite attempts to restrict spaces for civil society participation.

The Coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite, Intersex (LGBTTTI) Organizations and Sex Workers of Latin America and the Caribbean that work within the framework of the Organization of American States (OAS), participated in the 50th Ordinary Period of Sessions of the General Assembly, that took place on October 20 and 21, 2020 in Washington DC. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meetings took place virtually.

During the Dialogue with heads of delegations, the Secretary General and civil society, that took place on October 19th, two members of the Coalition spoke representing sex workers organizations and LGBTI organizations respectively.

In preparation for the General Assembly, the Coalition met with the Secretary for Access to Rights, Farah Diva Urrutia, and her team, as well as with Commissioner Flavia Piovesan, rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI persons of the Inter-american Commission on Human Rights, and her team.

As every year since 2008, the General Assembly adopted the section “Human Rights and Prevention of Discrimination and Violence against LGBTI Persons” as part of the omnibus Resolution on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. 

The statement of the LGBTTTI Coalition can be found here. La declaración de la Coalición LGBTTTI puede encontrarse acá. A declaração da Coalizão LGBTTTI pode ser encontrada aqui.

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