At a United Nations (UN) strategy meeting on Tuesday, December 10, United States Ambassador Samantha Power condemned countries with laws that oppress and punish homosexuality, calling it “barbarism.”
Russia's U.N. ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, assured reporters and LGBT activists Thursday that Russia "supports non-discrimination," but then explained that the country will not stop discriminating.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest and most powerful political organization, has lashed out at a United Nations charter on women's rights, saying that the principles laid forth in the global document are not part of Islamic tradition.
Statement made by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on International Human Rights Day.