Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry Travels to Canada, Italy, and Ukraine

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 31, 2016

Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry will travel to Ottawa, Canada, June 1 – 2 to participate in a panel session at the “Dignity Initiative LGBTI Human Rights Globally Conference.” The Conference aims to exchange information and develop common strategies for Canada’s role in advancing the human rights of LGBTI persons globally. Leading Canadian officials and civil society representatives will join the Conference and SE Berry will share the U.S. experience in advancing human rights globally.

Special Envoy Berry will travel to Bologna, Italy, June 3-5 to participate in Transgender Europe’s 6th European Transgender Council. On June 4, he will deliver remarks at the Council's anniversary dinner. He will also meet with transgender advocates from across Europe.

June 7- 8, Special Envoy Berry will visit Kyiv, Ukraine, to participate in the country’s Pride Festival and meet with various civil society organizations and government officials.

For updates on the U.S. Government’s human rights work, visit www.humanrights.gov, the DRL Twitter account: @State_DRL or Special Envoy Berry’s Twitter account: @RandyBerry.

For more information, please contact DRL-Press@state.gov, or Claudette Laprise at LapriseCS@state.gov and (202) 647-9692.