Tag: "United Nations"

General Assembly Rejects Controversial Sex Ed Programming, Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign
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General Assembly Rejects Controversial Sex Ed Programming, Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

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A three-year campaign to have the General Assembly endorse “comprehensive sexuality education” programming fizzled out during negotiations this year. Sponsors of the annual General Assembly resolution on the “Rights of the Child” did not include “comprehensive sexuality education” in the draft resolution that is being considered for adoption, resulting in a kind of ceasefire on […]

Vatican Defends Unborn at UN World Summit
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Vatican Defends Unborn at UN World Summit

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The Vatican reminded world leaders there is no international right to abortion at a global summit in Istanbul last month. The Holy See rejected European proposals to create a new right to abortion under the Geneva Conventions, also known as international humanitarian law or the laws of war. The “Holy See emphasizes that there is […]

UN Human Rights Power Grab
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UN Human Rights Power Grab

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The UN abortion debate took a turn last week when one of the top human rights committees abandoned a decades-long diplomatic tactic of using linguistic ambiguity to advance a right to abortion. The committee that monitors the 1966 Convention on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR) issued a “general comment” saying that abortion rights are […]

Secretary General Backdoors Abortion, LGBT Rights into UN Humanitarian Goals
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Secretary General Backdoors Abortion, LGBT Rights into UN Humanitarian Goals

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s grand plan to tackle the global humanitarian crisis and achieve recently adopted new UN development goals includes abortion and LGBT rights. The Secretary General’s report “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility,” asks governments to include abortion and LGBT rights in their efforts to tackle the humanitarian objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals, […]

UN Diplomats Fight Back Against LGBT Ideology
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UN Diplomats Fight Back Against LGBT Ideology

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A chorus of delegates from around the world protested attempts to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” a protected category in international human rights law at the General Assembly last week. The Africa Group, composed of 54 countries, delivered a forceful statement to Joachim Rücker, the German president of the Human Rights Council, as he […]

Will UN Categorically Exclude Unborn from Right to Life?
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Will UN Categorically Exclude Unborn from Right to Life?

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A draft UN report excludes all children in the womb from any protections under international law. The Human Rights Committee, a mostly unknown but influential UN committee that records and reviews the implementation of the UN treaty on civil and political rights has published a draft opinion on the “right to life” in international law […]

General Assembly Votes in Favor of Gay Marriage?
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General Assembly Votes in Favor of Gay Marriage?

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In an animated and unusually packed budget meeting this week, UN member states gave the go ahead to special benefits for any UN staff in same-sex legal arrangements. A proposal of Russia in the General Assembly fell well short reversing the Secretary General’s unilateral decision last June extending benefits of marriage to any UN staff […]

US Senators Urge Funding UN Agency Tied to Abortion and Prostitution
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US Senators Urge Funding UN Agency Tied to Abortion and Prostitution

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A group of U.S. senators is urging President Obama to fund the UN’s controversial population agency despite its ties to abortion and coercive population control programs, and its new push for countries to legalize prostitution. “We are disappointed that despite UNFPA’s critical work around the world, a number of misperceptions about the organization persist,” wrote […]

Vatican: UN Committee “A Sword Against Freedom of Religion”
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Vatican: UN Committee “A Sword Against Freedom of Religion”

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The Vatican accused a UN committee of intolerance against Christians and interfering with the free exercise of religion in a scathing reply to a UN committee released to the press last Friday. The Vatican’s official response to explosive comments made by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child earlier this year, which told […]

Abortion Promoters Intent on Infiltrating Development Goals
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Abortion Promoters Intent on Infiltrating Development Goals

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The international abortion lobby has experienced twenty years of stalled progress at the UN, but an article by one of its leaders reveals their ongoing efforts to promote their agenda in the upcoming plan for global development. Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition, describes efforts to advance the concept of “sexual and […]

Secretary General Launches Campaign for Abortion in Post-War Situations
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Secretary General Launches Campaign for Abortion in Post-War Situations

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The U.N. Secretary General waded into dangerous territory last month asking U.N. personnel in post-conflict situations to lobby for changes in abortion laws. Women should have a “choice of safe and legal abortion” according to a guidance note published by the Secretary General. The note on reparations for victims of rape in conflict situations says […]

Abortion Groups Battle to Stay Relevant in New Development Goals
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Abortion Groups Battle to Stay Relevant in New Development Goals

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Abortion groups are fighting to make headway at the United Nations despite recent failures. Delegates and U.N. officials have been crammed into a bustling conference room at U.N. headquarters all week during tense negotiations on a new development scheme. Abortion groups and their supporters have been campaigning for more than two years to have “reproductive […]

UN Elects Ugandan as President, Pushing Back on US LGBT Pressure
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UN Elects Ugandan as President, Pushing Back on US LGBT Pressure

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Western pressure on African countries to liberalize policies on homosexuality has had a boomerang effect, uniting Africans against it and resulting in what some see as a new non-aligned movement of countries. Last week the United Nations elected a Ugandan as president of the General Assembly over  last-ditch efforts by activists who, along with the […]

U.N. Committee Opens Door to More Lawsuits Against the Church?
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U.N. Committee Opens Door to More Lawsuits Against the Church?

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New possibilities opened up for plaintiff lawyers last week when a U.N. committee told the Vatican that clergy sex abuse is torture. Whether an instance of clergy sex abuse is torture “is a factual determination to be made on a case by case basis,” said a member of the U.N. committee against torture on Friday. […]

Abortion is Torture: What the Mainstream Media Missed
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Abortion is Torture: What the Mainstream Media Missed

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U.N. experts backtracked last week after taking heat for accusing the Pope of torture because of Church teaching on abortion. “It seems like we are being cross-examined!” exclaimed humorously the chair of the Committee, U.S. based law professor Claudio Grossman at the sight of swarms of reporters at a press briefing in Geneva on Friday […]

Children Not Owned by the State, Says Vatican Rep to UN
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Children Not Owned by the State, Says Vatican Rep to UN

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The Vatican Ambassador to the UN told UN leaders last week that “children do not belong to the state.” Archbishop Francis Chullikatt told a gathering of UN delegates and NGO representatives celebrating the International Day of Families that children also do not belong “to any special interest group whose agendas are actually inimical to the […]

Maternal Mortality and Abortion Advocacy
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Maternal Mortality and Abortion Advocacy

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Ever since reducing maternal mortality was established as one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), abortion advocacy groups have been working hard to affix their own goals inextricably to the global effort to reduce the incidence of death of mothers in childbirth. As the MDGs near their expiration, some the most outspoken activists in […]

Pope to U.N. Heads: Unborn Children are "Our Brothers and Sisters"
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Pope to U.N. Heads: Unborn Children are “Our Brothers and Sisters”

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The highest-ranking U.N. human rights official, Navi Pillay, looked down and fidgeted as Pope Francis delivered an unambiguous pro-life message to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and top U.N. officials. Unborn children are “our brothers and sisters,” Pope Francis told Pillay and her colleagues gathered in Rome for a coordination meeting. Pillay’s office facilitates the work of the […]

 Vatican tells U.N. Abortion is a Form of Torture
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Vatican tells U.N. Abortion is a Form of Torture

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The Vatican had strong words for U.N. experts who accused the Catholic Church of torture because of its teaching on abortion. “The Holy See condemns the torture of anyone, including those tortured and killed before they are born,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio at the United Nations in Geneva. For the second time this […]

UN Official Says Catholic Teaching on Abortion May be a Form of ‘Torture’
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UN Official Says Catholic Teaching on Abortion May be a Form of ‘Torture’

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During hearings that one participant described as “surreal,” United Nations representatives this week suggested that the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion in the case of rape and incest constitute a violation of the UN Charter Against Torture. The Vatican was called before a two-day hearing in Geneva so a UN committee could question whether its […]

New Paper Exposes Hidden Agenda of the Sex Ed Establishment
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New Paper Exposes Hidden Agenda of the Sex Ed Establishment

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Reporters called one program “x-rated.” Another was dubbed “kindergarten sex ed.” A World Health Organization version led to a spectacular defeat in the European Parliament. UN delegates reject it as an assault on their culture. Comprehensive sexuality education often goes unchallenged – until people discover what it teaches. Now a new paper explains the politics […]

UN Asks Church To Change Teaching on Abortion, Homosexuality
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UN Asks Church To Change Teaching on Abortion, Homosexuality

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The Vatican accused a UN committee of interfering with Church doctrine and violating religious freedom after it was asked to change its teaching on abortion and homosexuality. The Church should change its teaching on abortion, according to a UN committee that monitors the rights of children. The Church should no longer automatically excommunicate those who […]

US Official Claims “Collective Understanding” of Pro-Abortion Language at UN
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US Official Claims “Collective Understanding” of Pro-Abortion Language at UN

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A recent statement by a US Ambassador demonstrates the wide gulf that exists at the UN on the question of abortion. Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens told the executive board of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) that a series of recent meetings have “helped strengthen our collective understanding of reproductive rights.” It would likely surprise people on […]

Abortion Advocates Vocally Frustrated at the UN
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Abortion Advocates Vocally Frustrated at the UN

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Advocates for abortion at the UN are vocally frustrated with their lack of advancement since the Cairo conference on population twenty years ago. This becomes increasing evident as they gear up for two big events in the coming year. Next year will see not only the twentieth anniversary of Cairo but the negotiation of a […]

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