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Gurchaten Sandhu

Project Director, United Nation's International Labour Organization (ILO), United Kingdom

Gurchaten Sandhu, also called Nanoo, is a project director of a global project at the United Nation's International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva. Additionally, he volunteers for UN Globe, the staff group representing LGBTI staff in the UN and its peacekeeping operations. As the vice-president of UN Globe, he works to ensure that the voice and rights of LGBTI staff are represented in UN policies and procedures. He has raised the group's visibility, organized and built a community of UN LGBTI staff, as well as a network with local and national LGBTI organizations in Switzerland. Gurchaten has also helped to reform the staff regulations on personal status in the ILO and more recently helped to introduce gender neutral toilets on every floor of the ILO building, making it the first UN agency in Geneva to do so.

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