UN & UN Agencies Archives - C-Fam

U.S. Sends Official Pro-Life Message to Foreign Governments

The U.S. Government has reached out to foreign capitals to request support for U.S. pro-life efforts at the United Nations. Such a high-level pro-life effort by a U.S. administration is unprecedented.

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UN Human Rights Experts Continue to Lobby for Abortion

According to a UN expert, countries must decriminalize abortion as part of their efforts to eliminate violence against women in obstetric settings, and, “at the very minimum,” legalize it in certain exceptional cases.

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New UN Ambassador’s Challenges Executing Trump Pro-life Foreign Policy

The U.S. Senate confirmed their top diplomat at the United Nations last week, Kelly Knight Craft. She now faces several major challenges if she is to succeed in executing President Trump’s international pro-life agenda.

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Sexual Left Organizes Against Pro-Life Nominee to the UN

Rarely if ever has a nominee for federal office answered the abortion question as clearly, succinctly, and even bravely as Andrew Bremberg did last month before the Senator Foreign Relations Committee.

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UN Women to Replace “Women” with “Gender”

The UN agency for women announced last week it is no longer focused on women’s rights but rather “equality of all genders,” including LGBTIQ+.

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Abortion Funding Robust in Global Development Goals

The UN sustainable development goals were billed as the last best hope of the UN system when they were adopted in 2015.

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Trump Administration Rains on UN Abortion Parade

The celebration of the 25thanniversary of a landmark agreement that enshrined abortion in UN policy, was dulled by the pro-life policies of the Trump Administration this week.

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UN Women Calls Families “Dark” Place for Women

Are divorce, cohabitation, same sex marriage, out of wedlock birth and adolescent sex good for women? The latest report from UN Women considers them “a positive reflection of women’s empowerment.”

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WHO Report Endorses Do-it-Yourself Abortion

The idea of self-induced abortion has a long history as a scare tactic in legal debates over abortion both in the United States and around the world. 

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UN Treaty Apparatus Furious with Trump Over Abortion and Money

A three-day feminist conclave last week shows that Trump’s pro-life policy is hitting abortion activists where it hurts: in the pocketbook.

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UN Debates Mandatory Universal Health Coverage Including Abortion

The next big thing in global aid is universal health coverage.

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Trump Could Lose Abortion Showdown with the EU

When the Trump administration threatened to veto a German sponsored resolution with abortion-related terms at the Security Council it exposed a growing problem in transatlantic relations over UN social policy.

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European Nationalists Complacent When it Comes to Abortion

European nationalist parties have tended to sound pro-life and pro-family in order to gain power, but they have been unwilling to put an end to international European advocacy for abortion and LGBT rights.

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UN Human Rights Experts Lobby for Change in U.S. Abortion Laws

Several U.S. states are passing laws that strongly restrict abortion, aimed at challenging the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.  In Geneva, the human rights bodies of the UN are watching closely, and some experts claim that beyond being unconstitutional, these abortion bans violate international human rights standards.

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Kenyan Diplomat Continues to Charge Pro-Life NGO with Bullying

A Kenyan diplomat, assisted by UN delegations and media outlets that promote abortion internationally, continues to insist she was harassed and bullied because of a pro-life petition she received through texts and emails during a recent UN conference.

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UN Population Commission Avoids Controversy, but Leaves Backdoor Open to Abortion

The UN population commission has adopted an agreement for the first time since 2016. In recent years, controversies over abortion, sex-education, and homosexual/trans ideology prevented the commission from reaching an agreement.

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Did Pro-Lifers Harass and Threaten a Kenyan Ambassador?

A senior Kenyan diplomat said she didn’t feel “safe” during the negotiations on a UN agreement about women and social development because of a pro-life online petition addressed to her.

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UN Commission Ends in Acrimony, Charges of Harassment and Bullying

The most controversial UN negotiation of the year ended Friday afternoon in a bitter row between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Irish chair of the commission over the procedure used to adopt an agreement on social protections for women.

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Secretary General Launches Attack on Trump Administration

The buzz phrase at UN headquarters this week was “pushback against the pushback.” The phrase refers to, among other things, U.S. resistance to international abortion policies. The phrase was coined by Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

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Nigeria Fights Radicalism at Commission on the Status of Women

As the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria has landed in the crosshairs of the family planning and abortion movement. 

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Commentary: The End of Human Rights?

While massive atrocities have experts lamenting a general retreat from human rights, abortion groups say they are making progress using the field to further their agenda.

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UNFPA calls on “all stakeholders” to increase pressure on abortion

Like many UN agencies, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) walks a fine line on the issue of abortion.

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In New Reform, UN Bureaucracy Grabs More Power from Member States

The UN development system is changing drastically under a set of reforms initiated by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres last year. Member States will lose power and oversight. The UN Secretary General will receive new and expanded powers.

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UN Intervened to Change New York Abortion Law

Hardly anyone will have noticed that the United Nations, at least a part of it, was involved in the controversial New York State law that codified the U.S. Supreme Court decisions imposing abortion on demand up to birth.

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Activists Call for Abortion in Universal Health Coverage Resolution, U.S. Pushes Back

The United States pushed back on attempts to insert abortion into the World Health Organization’s resolution on universal health coverage at the agency’s just concluded executive board meeting.  

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