UN & UN Agencies Archives - C-Fam

UN Commission on Women Headed for Deadlock

Because of controversial ideas, two years ago the Commission on the Status of Women failed to agree to a final document. The same outcome now haunts this year’s Commission set to begin in mid-March.

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Opinion: Who Will Fight for the Family at the UN?

Even on the seventieth anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Commission on Social Development did not refer to the family as “natural and fundamental group unit of society, entitled to protection by society and the state” at its annual session this week.

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States Debate Enhanced Powers and Authority for UN Bureaucrats

Responding to criticism of Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ ambitious plans for the UN development system, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed kicked off a series of briefings for member States on UN development reform Monday.

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UN Plan for Super Bureaucrats Still Controversial

At the UN this week, nations expressed concern about a plan from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that would give UN bureaucrats in every country enhanced political and budgetary powers. They say it will undermine their sovereign prerogatives and national priorities.

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Dutch Abortion Advocate Was Not Invested in Papal Order

When the Dutch government traded honors and awards with Vatican officials last June, the Vatican officials did not announce the Dutch government was thereby approving and honoring the pro-life and pro-family teachings of the Catholic Church.

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New UNICEF Chief Raises Hopes, Questions About Pro-life Stance

The Trump administration “welcomed” UNICEF’s new executive director, appointed on Monday, raising hopes, and questions, about whether the new chief will embrace the administration’s pro-life stance.

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Five Best Moments for Life and Family at the UN in 2017

The pro-life and pro-family fight at the UN is always difficult. But even with our political and financial disadvantage our team has been able to consistently deliver victories for life and family.

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General Assembly Rejects Humanitarian Abortion

In a major setback to machinations of the UN bureaucracy and abortion groups to make abortion a humanitarian right, the UN General Assembly declined to endorse abortion as an essential part of emergency humanitarian response earlier this month.

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Worst Moments for Human Life and the Family at the UN in 2017

Of many bad moments for the unborn child and the natural family, five stand out in 2017.

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Guatemala Supreme Court Strikes Down UNFPA Pro-Abortion Manual

A scathing sentence of the Supreme Court of Guatemala on December 8 ordered government officials to withdraw a controversial pro-abortion human rights manual prepared with the help of the UN Population Fund.

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Editorial: The International Stillbirth Scandal

Every day somewhere in the world 800 women and 7000 children die in childbirth. This tragedy has rightfully garnered attention at the highest levels at the UN.

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Nations Speak Out for Life and the Family in UN Human Rights Mechanism

For decades, powerful bureaucrats and wealthy donor countries have used the UN human rights system to push a controversial abortion and “sexual rights” agenda on traditional countries.

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Opinion: The Cost of Compromise and the Dividends of Defiance at the UN

Last week the Africans threw a wrench into the machinations of the UN system when they inserted amendments recognizing parental guidance in sex education in three resolutions about children.

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UN Women Goes to Washington in Search of Funds

The head of UN Women lobbied lawmakers in Washington D.C. recently for more funding, even as others work to defund the billion dollar-a-year-agency for its controversial stand on abortion.

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Saint Lucia/Africans Put Parental Rights Back in UN Sex Ed Policy

Parental authority made a comeback in three UN resolutions about children this week, something thought impossible just a year ago.

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Dangerous Abortion Drug Pulled in France Still Pushed on Global South

France announced its intention to withdraw the drug Cytotec from its market by March 2018 after reports of hemorrhaging, ruptured uteruses, and birth defects from off-label use for labor induction and abortion. 

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Another UN Committee Says Abortion May be a Right, but not on Basis of Disability

The UN committee that monitors compliance with the Disabilities Convention stated that nations must provide access to abortion as a human right, but that they should not do so on the basis disabilities alone.

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UNFPA Annual Population Report: From Paternalism to Ventriloquism

Every year, the United Nations Population Fund publishes a glossy report describing how its fertility reduction approach will help solve the problems facing the world.

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What the New General Assembly May Hold for President Trump

All eyes are on the United States this week as United Nations General Assembly begins its 72nd annual fall session. Will the Trump administration push a more conservative position on life and family matters in the coming three months?

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Proposed U.S. Legislation Seeks to Save Lives by Preventing Them

A bill before the U.S. Senate enjoys broad bi-partisan support due to its ambition to save sixteen million lives. Critics argue that many of the lives “saved” would never exist, and that the law would funnel billions into abortion groups rather than into life-saving health care.

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U.S. President Asks the UN, “Are We Still Patriots?”

President Trump’s first UN speech to the General Assembly on Tuesday caught world leaders off guard and challenged seemingly unassailable attitudes about international cooperation.

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Editorial: New Data Show UN Human Rights System May Reflect Regional, Not Universal Rights

Universality is the cornerstone of human rights law and a central focus of the United Nations. But when small groups of experts and wealthy countries attempt to redefine international human rights, the entire framework is discredited.

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U.S. Blasts UNFPA Support for China’s Birth Control Policy

The United States blasted the UN Population Fund on Thursday for supporting China’s four decades-long birth control policy, which has led to human rights abuses such as forced abortions.

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Nations Sharply Critique, Approve UN Women’s Three Year Plan

UN Member States have warned UN Women leadership they must not campaign for abortion, and ordered the agency to respect national sovereignty.

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UNESCO Promotes Sex-Change and Abortion for Kids

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has promoted a report that endorses sex-change procedures and abortion for youth without parental consent.

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