Tag: "United Nations"

US Lambastes $238K Average UN Salaries and More
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US Lambastes $238K Average UN Salaries and More

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The US representative to the UN for mangagement and reform delivered a scathing critique of the new UN budget–which was delivered piecemeal and incomplete to donors and reflects a massive spending increase that outpaces inflation. With 15 reports still to be considered, the UN budget is already at “an alarming” $5.5B, the US said. Considered […]

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UN Considers Euthanasia and New Treaty on Aging

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The Holy See condemned attempts to inject euthanasia into the right to health and Latin American and Caribbean delegations called for a new UN treaty at two recent UN meetings on the rights of the elderly. At the Human Rights Council in Geneva the Holy See representative said his delegation took “strong exception” to a […]

Donnybrook Over Homosexual Rights Expected in General Assembly
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Donnybrook Over Homosexual Rights Expected in General Assembly

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Fresh off of what they hailed as a “historic” human rights victory, homosexual activists are expected to aggressively push their agenda in the UN General Assembly set to convene later this month. Last June a small number of Member States of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva passed a non-binding resolution calling for a […]

What New UN Population Data Means for Global Power
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What New UN Population Data Means for Global Power

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The UN’s new fertility forecasts could have significant implications for predicting which nations will wield global power in the 21stcentury, especially predictions about the coming power shift in Asia where Indians will outnumber Chinese by 2025. For years UN population experts have said that low fertility and aging societies like China and Europe will have […]

The Problem With the UN’s New Fertility Forecasts
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The Problem With the UN’s New Fertility Forecasts

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The UN has reversed a decade of speculation about a demographic winter in the West, and now says that every country will achieve replacement fertility by 2100 resulting in a global population of 10 billion. The problem is there is no basis for their turnabout.  UN agencies are hailing new numbers as evidence of overpopulation […]

Research: US and UN Diplomats Promoted Abortion as Population Control
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Research: US and UN Diplomats Promoted Abortion as Population Control

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The new book by journalist Mara Hvistendahl on sex selected abortion (Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men) shows how American diplomats and politicians were active in promoting abortion, often through UN channels, as a means of population control in the developing world.  A body of historical evidence connects the […]

Unfounded Population Fears Drive New UN Campaign
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Unfounded Population Fears Drive New UN Campaign

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Messaging tied to a major new UN campaign reveals that the catastrophic fears common among population experts in the past 40 years regarding overpopulation and global population growth never came to pass and are now obsolete given new global population realities. The pro-abortion UN Population Fund launched the 7 Billion Actions campaign this week on […]

UN Women’s Flagship Report Encourages Radical Feminist Litigation
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UN Women’s Flagship Report Encourages Radical Feminist Litigation

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Supporting advocates of legal abortions and lesbian rights is among the priorities of the newest UN super-agency, UN Women, evidenced in their first major publication released last week. “In Pursuit of Justice” details the progress made in advancing women’s rights worldwide through changing legal norms and ending discriminatory provisions of national laws.  In particular, the […]

UN Agencies Increase Funding to Embattled Planned Parenthood
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UN Agencies Increase Funding to Embattled Planned Parenthood

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UN agencies have stepped up funding of International Planned Parenthood Federation despite an economic downturn and increasing government reticence to fund the organization over abortion.  Although governments have reduced or eliminated funding of Planned Parenthood, UN agencies are still filling IPPF coffers with grants. In 2010, UNFPA increased its contribution to over $1.6 million.  The […]

Council of Europe and UN Start Addressing Sex-selective Abortions
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Council of Europe and UN Start Addressing Sex-selective Abortions

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It took time for Europe to start addressing one of the saddest aspects of abortion: abortion for sexual selection. Finally, as a result of a motion for a resolution introduced May 11, 2010 by Mr Volontè and 21 other parliamentarians, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) decided to issue a report addressing […]

The “Landmark Gay Rights Resolution” That Wasn’t
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The “Landmark Gay Rights Resolution” That Wasn’t

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“Gay rights have arrived at the United Nations as of today,” proclaimed a senior US official during a triumphant briefing.   Her boss, Hilary Clinton, called it a “historic moment” for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered” (LGBT) persons. What they were referring to was a non-binding resolution passed [Friday, June 17]  by a vote of 23-19 […]

Bundling and Bumbling about HIV/AIDS at the UN
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Bundling and Bumbling about HIV/AIDS at the UN

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The UN’s high-level conference on HIV/AIDS began [last] Wednesday with fanfare and a veritable parade of delegates, scientists, activists, and UN bureaucrats. In keeping with what is now standard procedure, there was a panel integrating a “gender-mainstreamed” perspective into the discussion: “Women, Girls, and HIV.” The panelists told the audience with authority and enthusiasm that the […]

To Fight AIDS: Comprehensive Sex Ed for Ten Year-Olds?
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To Fight AIDS: Comprehensive Sex Ed for Ten Year-Olds?

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Some in the UN believe that comprehensive sexuality education is the main intervention needed to prevent new HIV infections – even for adolescents as young as 10 years old. “It is time to seize the opportunities to promote sexuality education and comprehensive knowledge of HIV and other health matters among very young adolescents before they […]

Encouraging Youth to Commit to Life and to Hope
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Encouraging Youth to Commit to Life and to Hope

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It is rare to hear a UN discussion on youth that include a message of hope for their future. Often, UN agencies view youth as a problem or liability, whose large numbers in the developing world are a destabilizing force for society and the economy, and whose futures will be full of hardships. Last week, […]

Abortion Prominent in Agenda for UN Population Commission
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Abortion Prominent in Agenda for UN Population Commission

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Abortion, family planning, and sexual education will be vigorously debated in the upcoming UN Commission on Population and Development. The theme of this year’s commission is “Fertility, Reproductive Health and Development.” The initial draft of this year’s outcome document was released last week and as expected, the text is rife with references to sexual and […]

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