The National Government today officially announced the creation of an additional post of “Special Representative on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity ” In orbit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and appointed Alpha WheelThe Criterion for the LGPTI + Movement
Appointed by Order 227/2022 published today in the Official Gazette with the signature of the President. Alberto FernandezChief of Staff, John Manzoor And Chancellor Santiago cafiero.
“It is essential to take the necessary steps and strengthen the contributing institutional resources The mainstream of the gender and diversity approach in all policies Encouraged by the national government both locally and internationally, ”he said.
Only four countries in the world have a diplomatic representation of these characteristics: Jessica Stern, from United States, Special Envoy for the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the World; Nick Herbert (Lord Herbert of the South Towns), in United Kingdom, Special Envoy for LGTBI + Rights; Fabrizio Petri, of ItalyLGBTQI + Special Envoy for Human Rights and Sven lehmann GermanyAppointed Commissioner of the Federal Government for the Acceptance of Sexual and Gender Diversity.
With a broad militancy in the equality process, Alba Ruda came to the executive branch in December 2019, after which he held the post. Undersecretary for Diversity Policies In the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity. He thus became the first officer in that hierarchical position in the history of the country.. With the new government resolution, it will now go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and carry out unprecedented diplomatic missions in Argentina’s foreign relations. Honestly, There will be “ethical” quality as an ambassador before an international concert.
Under the terms, Rueda will have the function of “assisting the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, previously represented by the National Government”. International organizations and forums on issues related to the protection and promotion of gender, diversity and the rights of LGBTIQ + individualsIn coordination with the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity ”.
It should “coordinate participation Other national representations before international and intergovernmental organizations”, Imposing measures to be taken in Argentina” in accordance with international obligations “. In addition, it will have the task of “disseminating and promoting the activities, plans and projects being developed in the country before international organizations and forums”.
The creation of the new diplomatic post was announced in March and was officially announced this Tuesday. Created controversy in the specialty field. “By Order 227/22, the Additional Level post of Special Representative on Gender Orientation and Gender Identity in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is created with the post of Assistant Secretary and hierarchy. This accusation is nonsense and the government should not interfere in the personal lives of officials”, Confirmed the former ambassador to Israel and Costa Rica. Mariano Casino.
Although these diplomatic positions are rare in the world, some countries have decided to promote the process of diversity as another dimension of foreign policy. In June 2021, the President Joe Biden Appointed by Jessica Stern Special Envoy of the US Government to promote the human rights of LGBT + people worldwideThe post, created in the final year of Obama’s second term, was filled by then Secretary of State John Kerry. For most of the Trump administration, that position was vacant.
A Interview with InfobeStern endorsed the policies pursued by the Argentine government in this regard. “Latin America is at the forefront of LGBT + people’s rights and recognition, and I want it to continue, because it is gaining momentum like no other part of the world. The law recognizing transgender people in Argentina – enacted during Christina Kirchner’s presidency in 2012 – was “world-class” with a focus on the concept of self-determination, he said.
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