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Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell Will Ring Out for LGBTI Equality




United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on January 12 to promote the United Nations’ new global LGBTI equality standards for business.

In honor of the occasion, the Assistant Secretary-General will ring the Opening Bell.


Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Friday, January 12, 2018 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

United Nations Media Contact:

Fabrice Houdart

PHONE: 202 250 1356


Nasdaq MarketSite Media Contact:

Emily Pan

(646) 441-5120

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About the United Nations’ new global LGBTI equality standards

The United Nations Human Rights Office has launched a new set of global standards aimed at helping business play a larger role in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people in the workplace and beyond. The new standards, developed in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Business, are the product of a year-long process of consultation, including regional meetings with business leaders and representatives of LGBTI communities in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. The standards were launched by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in New York in September 2017 and have since been presented at events in Mumbai, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Melbourne, with further events planned in Davos, Nairobi, Sao Paulo and Nairobi during the first half of 2018. More than 40 major corporations have so far announced their support for the standards – including Accenture, Adidas, AirBNB, Aviva, Santander Group, Baker McKenzie, Ben & Jerry, BNP Paribas, Burberry, The Coca-Cola Company, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Dow Chemicals, EDF, EY, Fidelity International, The Gap, Godrej Industries, Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Google, Hermes Investment Management, HP, IKEA Group, Intel, The Lalit Hotels, MAS Holdings, Mastercard, Microsoft, McKinsey, New York Life, Oath, Orange, Ralph Lauren Corp, RELX Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, SAP, Simmons & Simmons, Spotify, Twitter, Trillium Asset Management, Vert Asset Management, Unilever, Virgin, Vodafone, Westpac and Williams-Sonoma Inc. More at

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