Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:10

International Gay And Lesbian Association Obtained United Nations Consultative Status

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The international association of gays and lesbians (ILGA) gained the accreditation of the United Nations.

The group expected this since several years. It became a consulting for the United Nations Economic and Social Council by a vote of 30-16.

The co-secretary, the general Renato Sabbadini qualified this day as "historic" for the organization.

To give you an idea, here are the countries which were for, against or which abstained to vote:

FOR: India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary.

AGAINST: Iraq, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ghana

ABSTENTIONS: Guatemala, Islands Maurice, Philippines, Rwanda, Bahamas, Ivory Coast