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London 2021

The biennial Equal Rights Coalition global conference was due to take place in May 2020 in London, United Kingdom, to bring together key stakeholders to progress LGBTI human rights and inclusive development. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 conference was postponed.

Overview

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.

The July 2021 conference brought together Member States, civil society, and other stakeholders, to adopt the Strategy, and to agree its Implementation Plan to ensure it is meaningfully delivered.

The event served to move discussions forward on key issues facing LGBTI communities worldwide, and produce clear outcomes and actions for progress beyond the event.

View the civil society statement issued following the online conference here, and the speeches made by the CSO Co-Chairs here.