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Everyone is born equal in dignity and rights. However, discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people still exists and is even increasing.
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Delegates to the Indigenous Peoples' Forum dicuss their work representing their communities on the international stage.
The Strategic Plan sets out a vision for the evolution of UNDP over the next four years

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