If we are to achieve faster global progress towards equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex people, businesses will not only have to meet their human rights responsibilities, they must become active agents of change.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people cannot be ended by governments alone. Businesses can foster diversity and promote a culture of respect and equality both in the workplace and in the communities where they and their business partners operate.
The United Nations is calling on companies all over the world – big and small, local and multinational – to help move the dial in the direction of greater equality for LGBTI people.
We know from experience that every time discrimination is diminished, everyone benefits.
This is how companies can do their part:
OHCHR is working in collaboration with the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality to raise awareness of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Intersex People.
If your company is interested in becoming a supporter of the UN Standards and adding your name to the list of companies expressing public support, please visit the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality website, where you can also find a list of the companies expressing public support for the UN Standards.