Agenda 2030 for LGBTI Health and Well-Being

Data regarding LGBTI health needs are inadequate and incomplete across the globe, but the data that is available suggest that LGBTI people’s health is consistently poorer than that of the general population. A report from The Global Forum on MSM & HIV and OutRight Action International highlights existing data pertinent to the health and well-being of LGBTI people, identifies gaps in data, and offers recommendations regarding what type of data and indicators United Nations Member States should report in order to effectively monitor progress on LGBTI health needs.

The report outlines a number of comprehensive recommendations, calling on UN Member States to:

  • Commit to ending stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in the provision of healthcare services, including prevention, promotion, and treatment.
  • Repeal punitive laws, policies, and practices that criminalize consensual same-sex behavior and self-determination of gender identity.
  • Fund community-based and LGBTI-led organizations and service providers, which are typically better positioned to reach LGBTI people and gather data about their health.