C-Fam Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review 36th Session of the UPR Human Rights Council April-May 2020

In the previous two cycles of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United States of America (U.S.) received recommendations that it change its laws and policies regarding funding for foreign assistance in order to fund abortions in other countries.

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C-Fam Submission to ECOSOC at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 11-22 March, 2019

The family is the most important or only source of social protection for over seventy percent of the world’s women. According to the International Labour Organization, more than five billion people on the planet are not covered by comprehensive social security. 

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Abortion, LGBT Advocates Frustrated by Slow Progress at UN

NEW YORK, July 27 (C-Fam) Environmentalists, abortion groups, and LGBT advocates expressed frustration at the slow pace of progress at UN headquarters during the recently concluded High-Level Political Forum. “Do…

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Amnesty International Backs Abortion On-demand

NEW YORK, July 13 (C-Fam) Amnesty International will advocate for abortion on-demand as an international human right. A press release on Amnesty’s website describes its new position as calling on…

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C-Fam Statement at Consultations of the Committee on NGOs with NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC

3-minute statement delivered at the ECOSOC NGO Forum on June 22, 2018

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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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ANALYSIS: What the Irish Referendum Means for the International Pro-Life Cause

NEW YORK, May 18 (C-Fam) The Irish people take to the polls next Friday to decide whether or not to repeal the 8th amendment of their Constitution which protects the…

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C-Fam Submission for HHS World Health Assembly Listening Session

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held a listening session on Friday, May 11 in advance of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body for the World Health Organization (WHO).  Members of civil society were invited to tell the administration about their concerns and priorities for the coming year in global health, and the state of WHO governance.

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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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C-Fam Oral Statement at the 51st Session of Commission on Population and Development, 9 April 2018 – 13 April 2018

The effects of urbanization and migration are frequently addressed in UN resolutions and debates on a whole host of topics ranging from the economy to the environment and global health.

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