UN & UN Agencies Archives - C-Fam

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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Investigator Charges UN Personnel Raped or Abused 60,000 Women and Children

“An estimated sixty thousand women and children have been raped or abused by UN personnel over the last ten years, and the UN bureaucracy is not interested in bringing anyone to justice,” former UN corruption investigator Peter Gallo told an audiencein Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. 

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U.S. Rebukes World Health Organization for its Abortion Activism

GENEVA, May 25 (C-Fam) The United States put the World Health Organization (WHO) on notice this week that it should stop its abortion activism. In two pointed statements, the U.S….

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UN Staff Instructed to Promote Abortion in UN Manual on Women’s Access to Justice

NEW YORK, May 25 (C-Fam) A new UN agency manual on access to justice instructs UN staff working to reform legal systems around the world to lobby countries to “decriminalize…

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Lancet, Guttmacher Publish Abortion-Centered Wish List Ahead of World Health Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11 (C-Fam)  Advocates for abortion and “sexual rights” have worked for decades to advance their agenda at international institutions, but have never won global consensus. This week…

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The Final Frontier for Abortion Rights?

NEW YORK, May 11 (C-Fam) The UN Economic and Social Council is discussing whether abortion should be part of humanitarian efforts at UN headquarters as negotiations on an annual agreement…

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UN Bureaucrats Push Full Steam Ahead for Abortion, Slam Brakes on Euthanasia

“Sexual and reproductive health and rights are integral to the dignity of women and girls,” said Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore at a gathering of UN experts and bureaucrats in Geneva last month.

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UN Event Highlights Challenges, Hopes for Families in Migration and Urbanization

As the United Nations Commission on Population and Development turns its focus to migration and urbanization, a high-level event this week turned the spotlight to the way family integrity—or breakdown—affects and is affected by pervasive population trends.

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Abortion Advocates Bank on Canada and G-7

A year before the election of President Donald Trump signaled a shift in U.S. foreign policy to a pro-life position, Canada underwent a shift of its own, in the opposite direction.

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Interview with David Quinn on Ireland’s Upcoming Abortion Referendum

On May 25th, the Irish people will go to the polls to decide whether they will amend their constitution to remove the right to life and replace it with one of the world’s most liberal abortion laws.

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SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. Contributes to Stalemate on Abortion at UN, Despite Leakers on Delegation

The elation of the Commission was palpable as UN delegates applauded the Colombian who steered negotiations for an agreement on policies for women and girls in rural areas to their successful conclusion on Friday.

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U.S. Delegation to UN Conference Faces Intimidation Campaign

The world’s top abortion and LGBT activist groups have joined forces to stop the Trump administration from implementing its international pro-life agenda at the UN women’s conference in New York. 

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UN Panel Condemns “Prenatal Genocide” of Children with Down Syndrome

Mikayla Holmgren was a Miss USA State Pageant finalist where she won two awards.

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Same Old, Same Old; Abortion and LGBT at UN Conference

Diplomats and activists from hundreds of countries descended on one of the largest cities in the world to discuss the situation of rural women and girls at the UN’s two-week Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 

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Congressmen Demand Abortion in UN Document at CSW

A letter from 38 members of the United States House of Representatives demonstrates how desperate advocates are to maintain coded abortion language in a document under negotiation this week at the UN.

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UNESCO Pushes Controversial Sex-Ed Rejected by General Assembly

UN staffers are making bold claims about the effectiveness of their latest efforts to initiate the world’s children to the mysteries of sex, even though their controversial sexuality education programming has been rejected by the UN General Assembly.

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Abortion May be Downplayed in U.S. Human Rights Report, Feminists Angry

Feminists and gays are up in arms about reported changes to the annual U.S. State Department report on human rights.

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UNICEF Consultant Sexually Assaulted Boy for Years

Longtime UN consultant for children’s rights Peter Newell was convicted of sexually assaulting and sodomizing a child over the course of three years beginning in 1965.

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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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