UN & UN Agencies Archives - C-Fam

Court Rules Northern Ireland’s Abortion Restrictions Violate Human Rights Law

A high court judgment in Belfast last week ruled that Northern Ireland’s abortion restrictions are a violation of human rights commitments, further increasing the pressure on the territory, which is part of the U.K., to remove its legal protections for the unborn.

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EXCLUSIVE: New UN Treaty May Put Gender Ideology in International Law

In a new treaty, the General Assembly may scrap the definition of gender as “male and female” currently in international law and endorse a definition of gender as “socially constructed.” The new definition would open the door to 100+ “genders” in binding law.

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Nairobi Summit May Claim Abortion as a Humanitarian Right

Nations may pledge to fund abortion in crisis and “fragile” situations at an upcoming UN population conference in Nairobi. This means introducing abortion precisely in those situations where it could most likely endanger women’s health.

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UN LGBT Czar Takes Aim Against Religions

A UN expert charged with promoting LGBT rights around the world called on governments to take action against religions that don’t embrace LGBT rights.

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UN Envoy Supports Buying and Selling of Children

A UN representative charged with combatting the buying and selling of children has come out for the buying and selling of children in commercial surrogacy.

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UN Population Agency Intends to Avoid Negotiations on Abortion

The UN population agency is asking governments to endorse 17 political commitments related to “sexual and reproductive health and rights” without a UN negotiation. The request raises fears that the agency wants to supplant limits set by the UN General Assembly on UN programs for controversial issues like abortion and sex education.

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G7 Rejects Abortion Language in Final Communique

G7 leaders of the world’s largest economies rejected the recommendation of an advisory panel that abortion language be included among the group’s final communiques.

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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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