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Today (17 August) Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli will participate in events organized around World Pride 2021 to promote equality and diversity. Commissioner Dalli said: “I am very grateful to be able to participate in the first World Pride since the start of the pandemic. World Pride is a colourful event that embodies diversity and reminds us that equality must always be defended with the utmost determination."

In the morning, Commissioner Dalli will meet Swedish Gender Equality Minister Märta Stenevi for the first time, to discuss issues such as pay transparency and LGBTIQ equality. She will then meet with Michael O'Flaherty, director of the Fundamental Rights Agency, who will brief her on the work carried out by the Agency in support of the Commission's strategies on equality and discrimination against Roma, people with disabilities and LGBTIQ people.

In the afternoon, Commissioner Dalli will participate in a panel discussion on the role of the EU in promoting the inclusion of LGBTIQ people in Europe and globally at the human rights conference. She will end the day with a meeting with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter to discuss LGBTIQ issues, including the rights of transgender people.

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