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Global LGBT conference: Pride and Prejudice 2016

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Organized by The Economist, Pride and Prejudice 2016 is a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) conference and initiative that will catalyse fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community. The 24-hour event will span three cities around the world — Hong Kong, London, and New York — on 3 March. It will catalyze fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community and challenge policymakers and industry leaders to rethink the future of the LGBT movement and its impact on business.

Programme highlights include:

  • What is the outlook for LGBT rights in different parts of the world?
  • Can legislation shift public opinion, or should policy follow social change?
  • What are the economic, business, social and human costs of discrimination?
  • Why should LGBT rights matter to business?
  • Where is the next front in the battle for LGBT acceptance?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global partner in the event. UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Nicholas Rosellini will take part in discussions at the Hong Kong event.

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