Agissons pour la dépathologisation des Trans

Ce 22 octobre, nous agissons pour la Journée internationale d’action pour la dépathologisation des trans. Dans le monde, il reste encore beaucoup à faire. La lutte pour les personnes trans en est encore qu’à ses balbutiements. Continuer la lecture de Agissons pour la dépathologisation des Trans

UNAIDS and Human Rights

« It is about social justice, it is about global health, maternal health, child health. It is about human rights. »
Michel Sidibé

Today it is the World AIDS Day and I wanted to make a free and rapid access to my complete study on Human Rights and UNAIDS (Part I & Part II). It is more than a study about AIDS, I made it to analyse how freedom is important for a good strategy in public health.

Feel free to comment my work. In few months I will probably write more posts on political liberties. Nonetheless, it is today all about UNAIDS and its response against HIV :

Good readings!

The spread of negative liberty through rights-based development policies (Part II)

The UNAIDS negative liberty response to HIV

UNAIDS has made human rights the center of its public policy recommendations and analysis to fight HIV globally (1). This global institution is an UN inter-organizational agency working through a proper secretariat but dependent on nine UN organizations – ILO, UNDP, UNDOC, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHRC, UNICEF, WFP, WHO –, these nine institutions plus the World Bank are named cosponsors (2). UNAIDS has globally two missions which are taken by its Secretariat. On the one hand, it has to provide a global leadership in response to HIV issues and to find a global consensus among states and non-states actors. On the other hand, it has to improve internal governance of the UN system. Continuer la lecture de The spread of negative liberty through rights-based development policies (Part II)

The spread of negative liberty through rights-based development policies (Part I)

An UN response to HIV issues

Since the Second World War, the United Nations (UN) has been missioned to maintain peace and international security. According to its Charter, these twofold mandates need to be achieved through the respect of human rights1. Those rights are minimal resources for people. They are used as an instrument to claim against violences perpetrated by states and societies against fundamental freedoms. With the creation of UNAIDS in 1996, the UN and the World Bank decided to develop a rights-based response to HIV issues. This new institution has however gone beyond human rights. It has shaped policy developments based on policy ideas that brings those rights and the possibility to get medical services without moral regard to what we do with our body. Continuer la lecture de The spread of negative liberty through rights-based development policies (Part I)

  1.  In 2010, the UN Security Council dedicated for the first time a session on global public health issues and it was about HIV, see : S. Elbe & D. Dominique (2005) and RB. Lillich (1995).

Do UN Sustainable Development Goals protect LGBTI?

At first glance my title proposes a brainstorming on how we can include LGBTI issues in SDGs. Firstly because these minorities suffer. Secondly, because it is a way to have financial help from international and governmental organizations.

If I am not mistaken, in 2011, the UN was preparing its new Millennium Development Goals under the directive « Addressing inequalities ». This would have been a great opportunity for sexual minorities and transgender people. The UN nonetheless during multilateral negotiations changed it to the 17 SDGs. I am not quite at ease with the word « sustainable », because in a common sense it is used to talk about global warming.

Anyway, we can already say that sexual health rights highly target LGBTI people. But actually LGBTI issues are clearly invisible, at least not like women’s and men’s equality is highlighted.

How do you think LGBTI people are concerned by these SDGs?

The discussion has begun in the Global LGBTI Rights & Development Policies Group. Follow this link ->