UN & UN Agencies Archives - C-Fam

Trump Contests “Sexual and Reproductive Health” at UN but Fails to Rollback Abortion Language

Trump administration pro-life diplomacy has led to a series of unprecedented votes in UN committees to exclude abortion from UN policy but to rollback advances achieved during the Obama administration a stronger political will is needed.

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Will the Trump Administration Stop Humanitarian Abortion?

UN abortion advocates are keen to create “humanitarian abortion’, that is, include a right to abortion in humanitarian assistance through actions of the Security Council. The issue is before the UN General Assembly this week. 

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Countries Debate Soft Law in Death Penalty

A dramatic debate on national sovereignty erupted in the General Assembly on Tuesday over a proposed resolution on the global abolition of the death penalty.

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UN Committee Says, “Right to Life” Means “Right to Abortion”

The “right-to-life” clause in an important UN human rights treaty must now include a right to abortion.

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Leakers Seek to Gut Trump Pro-life Foreign Policy

A new Trump administration policy defending human life in international negotiations by avoiding terms that promote abortion has come under attack this week.

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The Sometimes-Impenetrable Way Problems are Attempted at the UN

UN issues, and UN documents are highly complicated and almost impossible for laymen and even experts to follow.

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Feminists Decry UN Promotion of Gestational Surrogacy

A coalition of feminist organizations petitioned world leaders and the United Nations General Assembly to ban surrogacy, asking governments to defund UN agencies that promote the controversial and dangerous practice.

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ANALYSIS:  Proposed Law Would Mandate Feminist U.S. Foreign Aid Policy

The U.S. Congress is poised to codify Obama administration gender policies at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Disconnect Between Trump’s Sovereignty Message and State Department Promotion of LGBT

U.S. President Donald Trump’s message to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday started where he left off last year, insisting on sovereignty as the bedrock of U.S. foreign policy and the only legitimate foundation for international cooperation.

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Abortion Advocates Say They Are “Human Rights Defenders”

Abortion activists are circulating a joint statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, identifying themselves as “women’s human rights defenders,” in advance of what they call “International Safe Abortion Day.”

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Indian High Court Says Sodomy is International Human Right

India’s highest court has struck down the nation’s sodomy laws after the country’s legislature declined to do so.

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UN Committee on Disabilities Supports Abortion on Disabled Children

Last week, two UN committees monitoring compliance with human rights treaties issued a joint statement declaring that access to “safe and legal abortion” is not only essential to women’s health, but also a “prerequisite for safeguarding women’s human rights” more generally.

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UN Pulls Credentials of Correspondent Over Spurious Charges

The United Nations has permanently canceled the press credentials of long-time UN correspondent Matthew Lee, founder and chief correspondent of the Inner City Press.

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Brazil’s Abortion Activists Hamstrung by Pro-Life Victory in Argentina 

Abortion groups want Brazil’s Supreme Court to bypass the country’s legislature and declare the Brazil’s abortion laws unconstitutional.

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Kofi Annan: UN Secretary General and World’s Secular Pope

Kofi Annan died last week at the age of 80. He was a charismatic but tragic figure.

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Abortion Advocate Appointed to Top UN Human Rights Slot

Trailblazing abortion promoter and Chile’s first woman president Michelle Bachelet was appointed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to lead the UN human rights office last week.

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Feminists Campaign for Cities to Pass UN Treaty

Earlier this month the state of Hawaii received an award from the National Association of Commissions for Women for being the first state in the union to “pass CEDAW in all counties.”

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Argentina Deals Severe Blow to UN Abortion Advocates

Argentina’s senate dealt a blow to UN human rights experts, European nations, and abortion activists when it defeated a bill that would have removed legal protection for unborn children in the first 14 weeks of life.

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Abortion Groups Prey on Refugee Women

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh to escape violence and persecution in Myanmar, including a decade-long two-child policy directed at their community. 

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Global Compact on Migration Stutters Toward Adoption

It was with a sense of unease and trepidation that countries hailed the advent of a new agreement on migration at UN headquarters last month.

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Will US Quitting Human Rights Council Help the Social Conservative Cause?

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27 (C-Fam) U.S. withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council has long been on the wish list of some conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation that hosted…

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UN Agencies Challenge Trump: Sexual and Reproductive Health Always Includes Abortion

UN agencies are working with abortion groups to make abortion part of sexual and reproductive health policies and programming everywhere and for all, in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-life efforts and the consensus of the UN General Assembly.

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U.S. Redlines Humanitarian Abortion at UN

A disagreement over abortion between the Trump administration and European governments has set the stage for a showdown in the UN General Assembly this fall.

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Power Grab by UN Secretary General Begins

The General Assembly adopted a plan to begin a long-awaited overhaul of the UN development system that will result in greater power for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

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International Right to Abortion Comes One Step Closer

A guideline on customary international law adopted by the prestigious International Law Commission this month raises the stakes in every UN negotiation related to abortion.

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