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Foreign Minister Ampuero participates in Global Conference of the Coalition for Equal Rights

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero arrived in Canada this morning to participate in the Coalition for Equal Rights Global Conference to be held in Vancouver.

Chile co-chairs this Coalition - which defends the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) people - since 2016, when it was invited by Canada to accompany it in this work during the period 2017-2019.

Chancellor Ampuero's day will begin with a meeting with Canadian Chancellor Chrystia Freeland. The Minister will then participate in a high-level dinner at the Coalition for Equal Rights Global Conference at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Tomorrow, in the meantime, he will attend the exhibitions in the framework of the Conference.

The Coalition was launched in July 2016, at the initiative of the Netherlands and Uruguay, at the World Conference on LGBTI Human Rights in Montevideo.

Today it is made up of 39 countries, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.

As co-chairs, Chile and Canada defined a work programme that includes: strengthening the Coalition's institutions, progressing in the fight against LGBTI violence and expanding the group's membership.