- 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:
- Information videos about the participating agencies.
- Designated stands with documented materials such as summary reports of the participating UN agencies and an opportunity to talk with interested participants.
- In person/virtual presentations followed by a Q&A.
An in-depth program of the fair and possibilities to register will be communicated in the weeks to come, so keep an eye out on this page.
We are mindful of the challenges that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may bring forth, one of which remains the limited possibilities to attend the fair in person. Therefore, we are guaranteeing various digital solutions to make sure officials and participants that cannot participate physically, can participate virtually. Inclusion of global voices remains our utmost priority and the fair will thus, within the limits of what is possible, be made accessible globally through various interactive digital and physical programs. Different content from the fair will also be made available to the broader public after the event on different platforms, taking into account the safety and security of our participating agencies and audiences.