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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, a virtual conference was held in July 2021 to launch the ERC 5-year Strategy, and a hybrid conference was held in Buenos Aires in September 2022, to deliver on the ERC’s strategic priorities and provide space to discuss cross-cutting issues related to LGBTI rights.

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.

Buenos Aires 2022

The ERC conference was held on 8-9 September 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and online, and focused on delivery of the ERC’s strategic priorities and providing space to discuss cross-cutting issues related to LGBTI rights

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report

Buenos Aires 2022 Conference Report

30 November 2022

report

ERC Pre-Conference Report 2022

08 September 2022

Research Briefing

Anti-Gender Movement Background Paper

08 September 2022

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

Statement

ERC Statement on decriminalization of consensual sex between men in Singapore

02 December 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on Russia

24 November 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on the shootings in Bratislava

19 October 2022

Declaration

ERC 2022 Global LGBTI Conference Declaration

09 September 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on Decriminalisation in Saint Kitts and Nevis & Antigua and Barbuda

02 September 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on the IE SOGI Mandate Renewal

11 July 2022