UN Policies

Beijing elected to the Human Rights Council

10/14/2020, 11.01CHINA - UN     Humanitarian organizations had called for its exclusion. Chinese accused of repressing ethnic minorities and democratic activists. Beijing defeated Saudi Arabia for the seat. Now the United Nations body is 60% composed of countries that do not respect the... read more

Disney’s Mulan and the Backdrop of Genocide

Why I Won’t be Watching the Latest Live-Action Remake By John Stonestreet & David Carlson, 09/9/20 Disney’s newest live-action movie, “Mulan,” was released Friday. So far, reviews have ranged from mostly positive to absolutely glowing: “an exciting, well-crafted action... read more

10,000 child deaths per month due to coronavirus-linked mass hunger, food shortages

‘The repercussions of the pandemic are causing more harm to children than the disease itself,’ said the head of UNICEF. By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, July 30, 2020 Over 10,000 children are now dying each month due to the economic disruption that COVID-19 restrictions have imposed... read more

In Ecuador, pro-life groups protest U.N. abortion conditions on coronavirus aid.

By CNA Staff, Catholic News Agency, May 17, 2020 Pro-life groups in Ecuador say that United Nations aid to combat the coronavirus pandemic should not require access to abortion as a condition for assistance. On April 30, Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility confirmed... read more

UN Expert: World Religions Should Defer to the Authority of UN Experts

By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D., C-Fam, March 5, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. March 6 (C-Fam) According to the UN’s special expert on freedom of religion, the fringe views of UN human rights bodies must take precedence over the mainstream beliefs of many leading world religions, when it comes to law and... read more

Are the Holy See and the United Nations Too Close for Comfort?

NEWS ANALYSIS: The relationship has come under closer scrutiny of late. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, Febrary 3, 2019 VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis received in private audience United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in December, the U.N. chief trumpeted the... read more

Vatican hosts youth conference with pro-abortion UN activists

By Diane Montagna  ROME, November 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — With so much attention focused in recent weeks on the violation of the first commandment, further attacks on the fifth and sixth commandments have gone unnoticed in Vatican City. In the middle of the Amazon Synod, a smaller... read more

Trump pushes religious freedom theme at UN, but critics say it clashes with his own record at home

By Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, September. 23, 2019 The U.N. Secretary-General is calling on all leaders to come with realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020. WASHINGTON – Describing the USA as a country founded on religious tenets, President Donald... read more

Pan-Amazonian Synod Participants Include Former UN Head, Liberation Theologians

The appointments appear to align with the synod’s expected emphases on environmental concerns, and on indigenous spirituality. Edward Pentin Blog, September 21, 2019 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has personally invited Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and Bishop Robert McElroy of San... read more

UN human rights official: ‘It’s clear’ US pro-life laws are ‘torture’

By Claire Chretien, LifeSite News, June 4, 2019 It’s “clear” that American laws restricting the starvation, dismemberment, and poisoning of preborn humans are “torture,” according to United Nations deputy high commissioner for human rights Kate Gilmore. Gilmore also claimed that... read more