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“We are not even close” – the EU supports the rights of LGBT+ people

One of the main mottos of the European Union is “United in diversity”, and it was repeated by the Deputy Ambassador of the European Union to Serbia, Plamena Halacheva, at the opening of the Conference on Human Rights on Thursday, September 7, as part of the Pride Week in Belgrade.


A few days before the Pride Parade itself, a conference on human rights, organized by the international organization Civil Right Defenders (CRD) was held and the theme of the conference was related to the need for legal protection of trans, intersex and gender-variant communities.


In addition to the Deputy Ambassador, the first panel that opened the conference included the Ambassadors of Sweden Annika Ben David and Belgium Cathy Buggenhout, the United Nations coordinator in Serbia Francoise Jacob, as well as the Minister for Human and Minority Rights in the Government of Serbia, Tomislav Žigmanov.


On the occasion of Belgrade Pride 2023, the embassies and representative offices of 25 countries and the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia issued a joint statement in which they emphasized their commitment to respecting, promoting and protecting human rights for all.

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Photo credits: EU Delegation to Serbia

Source: EU Delegation to Serbia

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