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Stephen Wandera, APUgandan anti-gay activist Pastor Martin Ssempa posts up a public notice offering "rehabilitation" for homosexuals at Uganda’s National Theatre in Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

UN chief demands repeal of Uganda law, Netherlands freezes aid subsidy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
WASHINGTON -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday demanded that Uganda revise or repeal the law imposing prison sentences for the "crime" of homosexuality, adding to the growing international criticism of the measure signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday. [ Read more → ]
David Goldman, APUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moo, addresses the IOC general assembly ahead of the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. It was the first time a U.N. secretary-general delivered a keynote address to the IOC's general assembly.

At IOC assembly, UN chief condemns attacks, discrimination against gays

Thursday, February 6, 2014
SOCHI, Russia — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned attacks and discrimination against homosexuals on Thursday, touching on the gay rights issue in Russia that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics. [ Read more → ]
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UN chief to attend Sochi Olympics, give keynote address at IOC assembly

Monday, February 3, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will take part in Friday's opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and deliver a keynote address to the International Olympic Committee's general assembly, the first by a U.N. secretary-general, officials said Monday. [ Read more → ]
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United Nations chief alarmed by Nigeria’s new anti-gay law

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is alarmed by reports of the arrest and torture of individuals in northern Nigeria believed to be homosexual and strongly hopes that the constitutionality of the country's new anti-gay law will be reviewed. [ Read more → ]

Arab, African delegates walk out on U.N. LGBT rights conference

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
GENEVA, Switzerland -- Delegates from Muslim and African countries staged a massive walkout on Wednesday during an historic UN Human Rights Council debate on gay rights, saying they refused to legitimize same-sex relations. [ Read more → ]
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UN Secretary General urges African nations to respect gay rights

Monday, January 30, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, in an unusually outspoken declaration Sunday, told African leaders assembled at the African Union summit that they must respect gay rights, an issue that is controversial in many African states. [ Read more → ]
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