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ERC Conferences

The ERC Global Conference is the only global convening of its kind in which states, development cooperation agencies, civil society, international organizations, philanthropic foundations, and other relevant stakeholders come together to advance LGBTI human rights and inclusive development.

Overview

The Equal Rights Coalition was launched at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference in Montevideo in 2016, at which the 30 founding Member States of the ERC were announced. The Vancouver conference in 2018 marked the first conference under a fully operational ERC and provided opportunities for high-level diplomatic engagement, working-level collaboration, and network-building among ERC stakeholders.

Under the co-chairship of the UK and Argentina, the ERC global conference was due to take place in London in May 2020, bringing together key stakeholders to progress LGBTI human rights and inclusive development, but this was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will now be a virtual event, held in July 2021 and hosted by the State Co-Chair governments. This event will operationalise the ERC 5-year Strategy, look to move discussions forwards on key issues facing LGBTI communities worldwide, and produce clear outcomes for progress beyond the event.

The ERC conferences

Montevideo 2016

The Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference was held from 10-15 July 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Vancouver 2018

Leaving No-One Behind: the Equal Rights Coalition Global Conference on LGBTI Human Rights and Inclusive Development took place from 5-7 August 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, under the co-chairship of Canada and Chile. 

Online 2021

A virtual ERC conference, hosted by the State Co-Chairs (the United Kingdom and Argentina), was held on 6-7 July 2021. This event focused on launching the ERC 5-year Strategy and Implementation Plan.

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Webinar

National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees

08 April 2022

videos

National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees

08 April 2022

Webinar

National Laws & Policies: Legal Gender Recognition

03 December 2021

videos

National Laws & Policies: Legal Gender Recognition

03 December 2021

Legal Gender Recognition Factsheet

01 December 2021

report

2021 Online Conference Report

06 August 2021

Statement

Equal Rights Coalition´s (ERC) Statement on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

17 May 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on the Aggression against Ukraine and the protection of LGBTI persons and refugees.

06 April 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on the Nexus Between Democracy and the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

10 December 2021

Declaration

ERC 2021 Convening Civil Society Statement

09 July 2021

Strategic Document

Equal Rights Coalition Strategic Plan 2021-2026

06 July 2021

Strategic Document

Annex B: Five-Year Implementation Plan

06 July 2021