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At the first-ever formal UN #HumanRights Council inter-governmental debate on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( #LGBT ) people held on 7 March 2012, Ban Ki-moon told countries that he sees a pattern of violence and discrimination directed at people just because of their sexual orientation and gender identities.

To those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, Ban Ki-moon said:
"You are not alone. Your struggle for an end to violence and discrimination is a shared struggle. Any attack on you is an attack on the universal values the United Nations and I have sworn to defend and uphold. Today, I stand with you … and I call upon all countries and people to stand with you, too."

An overview of the event, via UN News Centre: http://bit.ly/zlYhwg
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (PDF): http://bit.ly/sv5sa4
More on combatting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity : http://bit.ly/j0VD6W
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Education, and security as human basic rights beeing taken away from those at risck at member countrys with data to show, The UN needs to react to invest on these areas, garanteing the security of human right action programs to be safer to act in areas of prevention, awarness , action,
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