FRA was invited to present the EU LGBT survey findings at the expert group meeting on measuring the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in New York on 16-17 September.
FRA took part in two European Commission meetings in September with selected EU agencies to discuss policies related to the EU’s process for returning irregular migrants and its anti-smuggling efforts.
On 15 September, FRA spoke at a side event to the 30th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the human rights of older people, co-organised by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Republic of Austria.
Following the first anniversary on 1 August of the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or ‘Istanbul Convention’, the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) will meet on 21-23 September for the first time to assess implementation of the convention.
The concluding observations on the EU from the UN Committee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), “will continue to open doors for people with disabilities, and provide them with the support they need to live their lives on an equal basis with others in society,” said FRA’s interim Director Constantinos Manolopoulos in his speech at a European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) conference.