UN & UN Agencies Archives - Page 2 of 16 - C-Fam

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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ANALYSIS: Dems Reproductive Rights Bill Backs Global Campaign for Abortion Rights

A bill introduced by Democrats in the House of Representatives in December to promote “reproductive rights” as “human rights” exposes the left’s alliance with the global abortion industry to undermine Trump administration pro-life efforts.

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There is Much More to International Pro-Life than Mexico City Policy

Early this month, the Democrat controlled House of Representatives passed a spending bill that included the resumed funding of abortion groups overseas.

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Five Best Moments of the Year 2018 for Life and Family at the UN

There have many important moments in 2018 for the pro-life cause internationally, maybe even epochal shifts. Only history can tell.

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U.S. Fumbles Abortion Debate at UN, Mocked by Europeans

The European Union has proved a tough adversary outmaneuvering U.S. pro-life diplomatic effort at UN headquarters in recent weeks clearly signaling they will not cede on abortion policy in development and humanitarian assistance.

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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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