UN Policies

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

Pope Francis calls for new ‘supranational’ authorities to enforce UN goals

By Diane Montagna ROME, May 2, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis made a strong push for globalism on Thursday, calling for a “supranational, legally constituted body” to enforce United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and implement “climate change” policies. Speaking to... read more

US Secretary of State expands Mexico City Policy

By Christine Rousselle, CNA, March 26, 2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday an expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy and the slashing of funds to the Organization of American States in response to its abortion advocacy. These new policies are designed to ensure that... read more

UN Intervened to Change New York Abortion Law

By Austin Ruse, February 14, 2019, C-Fam NEW YORK, February 15 (C-Fam) 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... read more

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

By Austin Ruse | January 10, 2019 NEW YORK, January 11 (C-Fam) Early this month, the Democrat controlled House of Representatives passed a spending bill that included the resumed funding of abortion groups overseas. Pro-life groups and Christian media pounced on this atrocious attack on... read more