United Nations Resolutions on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics


Since 2003, the UN General Assembly has repeatedly called attention to the killings of persons because of their sexual orientation or gender identity through its resolutions on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary execution. See links below to these and all resolutions passed by the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly on issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.

Human Rights Council

Mandate of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (adopted 19 July 2019) - A/HRC/RES/41/18

Elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport (adopted 21 March 2019) - A/HRC/RES/40/5

Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (adopted 30 June 2016) - A/HRC/RES/32/2

Human Rights Council resolution - Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity (adopted 17 June 2011) - A/HRC/RES/17/19

Human Rights Council resolution - Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity (adopted 26 September 2014) - A/HRC/RES/27/32

General Assembly

General Assembly resolution - Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - A/RES/69/182

General Assembly resolution - Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - A/RES/67/168

General Assembly resolution - Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - A/RES/65/208

General Assembly resolution - Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - A/RES/63/182

General Assembly resolution - Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - A/RES/61/173

General Assembly resolution - Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - A/RES/59/197

General Assembly resolution - Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - A/RES/57/214