Who we are

The International Pride Awards is a joint initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ILGA World.

Through an annual awards process, the International Pride Awards seeks to honour the efforts of LGBTIQ+ equality heroes from all over the world who are doing remarkable work improving the lives of LGBTIQ+ people and advocating for their rights.

By celebrating and sharing their stories, our aim is to motivate more people to advocate for LGBTIQ+ equality – whether through individual actions or on a larger scale.

Read more here about nominations, categories and the awards process.

Human rights are non-negotiable, and all States must guarantee the rights of all people, regardless of history, culture or social norms.

“Each assault on LGBTQI+ people is an assault on human rights and the values we hold dear. We cannot and will not move backwards.”

SG Anthony Guetaras official portrait

António guterres

United nations secretary-general

A partnership between

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. Learn more at undp.org or follow at @UNDP.

Human rights are central to UNDP support to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the pledge to leave no one behind. UNDP works with communities, allies and other partners to address punitive and discriminatory laws, policies and practices that impede access to care and services for LGBTIQ+ people, as well as other key and marginalized populations.

ILGA World – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – is a worldwide federation of more than 2,000 organizations from over 170 countries and territories campaigning for the human rights of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics.