UN City LGBTI+ Fair

The United Nations LGBTI+ Fair is to create opportunities for participants to meet the different United Nations agencies in Copenhagen.

UN City LGBTI+ Fair
  • Monday 16 August
  • UN City, Copenhagen

The vision of the United Nations LGBTI+ Fair is to create opportunities for participants to meet the different United Nations agencies that will showcase their work and research in the area of LGBTI+ Inclusion. We envision this fair to be an inclusive space created for an open dialogue and interaction between the participating agencies and the audiences from communities and allies representing different parts of the globe. The UN City fair will take place on August 16 at UN City Copenhagen that currently houses 11 different UN agencies.   

We are collaborating with the agencies, offices and structures such as UNFPA, UNDP, Secretary General’s Office for Youth, UNHCR, ILO, OHCHR, UNOPS, the Office of the Independent Expert on SOGI, UN Globe and the World Bank, amongst other UN agencies. The set-up of the fair is designed to create opportunities for various UN LGBTI+ vocal points and researchers within the UN structure by presenting their work but most importantly to facilitate direct engagement of participating audiences with the agencies in the following distinct formats: 

  1. Information videos about the participating agencies. 
  2. Designated stands with documented materials such as summary reports of the participating UN agencies and an opportunity to talk with interested participants. 
  3. In person/virtual presentations followed by a Q&A. 

Join us for the LGBTI+ Fair as part of the opening of the Human Rights Forum on 16 August 9.30-10.15!

Meet IOM, UN Women, UNHCR, UN Globe, UNOPS, UNFPA, ILO and OHCHR when we welcome you to our LGBTI+ Fair with booths, exhibitions and on-stage presentations and discussions.

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda strives to leave no-one behind, envisaging a world of universal respect for equality and non-discrimination between and within countries.

The LGBTI+ Fair in UN City is an opportunity for you to enter an inclusive, open dialogue with agency representatives, activists and citizens on how the UN works to build a world where everyone is free and equal regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Presentations and panel debate:

  • 09.30-09.45: Working for inclusion, equity and non-discrimination for LGBTIQ+ people in the UN System. Presented by UN Globe.
  • 09.45-10.00: The Work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the Human Rights of LGBTIQ+ People. Presented by OHCHR.
  • 10.00-10.15: The Work of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (IESOGI). Presented by IESOGI.
  • 10.15-12.00 Break

Moderated by Alexandre Stutzmann, Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations General Assembly.

This event is a part of The Copenhagen 2021, the most significant LGBTI+ event in 2021 combining WorldPride, EuroGames, an eclectic arts and culture program, and the biggest ever LGBTI+ Human Rights Forum.


The event is free but registration is needed due to a limited amount of tickets.

All presentations and debates will be live streamed for those not able to join us physically in UN City.

Register on this page if you want to attend physically or digitally. Please do it before the 13th of August.

COVID-19 restrictions

The COVID-19 response in UN City Copenhagen is aligned with the guidelines and restrictions produced by the Danish government and health authorities. After careful consideration following the development of the coronavirus in Den-mark, we have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees showing up physically to the LGBTI+ Fair:

Access for external visitors to the UN City campus will be granted only upon display of a Corona passport or equivalent to be checked by security upon entry. If you are not yet vaccinated or your vaccine is not on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) list, you can use a negative test as proof, if the test took place within the past 72 hours with a rapid antigen test or within 96 hours with a PCR test.

There will be sanitisers for your disposal as well as face masks should you prefer wearing one during the event. However, face masks are not mandatory.

We expect attendees to follow the guidelines given by UN City and we ask that you stay home should you feel sick in any way.

As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this. All updates, if any, will be sent to registered participants by email.

Leave no one behind’ is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, but what is being done for the LGBTI+ community?

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