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Across the globe, cultural, traditional or religious values continue to be used to justify persecution, discrimination, bullying and ill-treatment against LGBTI persons. Even in countries with legal protection, stigmatisation due to homophobia, transphobia and biphobia remains high. It is our duty to combat this, notably through our policies, concrete actions and communication, which should be inclusive, respectful and leaving no one behind.

On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

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At a time when human rights are challenged on a daily basis with many attempts to undermine the universality and indivisibility of human rights, the EU has remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy, be it in international forums, bilaterally with governments or through concrete support to the civil society.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Presidential pardon granted to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar

Statement by the Spokesperson on the passing of Alia Abdulnour in the UAE

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Déclaration de la porte-parole sur le décès d'Alia Abdulnour aux Émirats arabes unis

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the recent executions of two juvenile offenders in Iran

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Déclaration de la porte-parole sur la récente exécution de deux jeunes délinquants en Iran

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El tema del Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa de este año es "Medios de comunicación para la democracia: periodismo y elecciones en tiempos de desinformación" y hace referencia a los retos actuales de los medios en época de elecciones y a su potencial para apoyar los procesos de paz y reconciliación.

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