Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity At The United Nations - General Assembly Resolution and Declaration - Opposition - Signatories


57 UN member nations had initially co-sponsored the opposing statement in 2008:

Some of these countries later switched their position to support the original resolution backing LGBT rights in 2011, leaving 54 countries as continued sponsors of the statement opposing LGBT rights. The countries which removed themselves as co-sponsors of the statement opposing LGBT who all subsequently switched to sponsoring the statement supporting LGBT rights are specifically noted below.


  • Algeria
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Libya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda (Switched to declaration supporting LGBT rights in 2011)
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone (Switched to declaration supporting LGBT rights in 2011)
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe


  • Saint Lucia


  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria initiative
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen


  • Fiji (Switched to declaration supporting LGBT rights in 2011)
  • Solomon Islands

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