UN Policies

Vatican to U.N.: No sustainable development without ‘absolute respect for life’ in ‘all its stages’

By Pete Baklinski NEW YORK, September 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Vatican representative told the U.N. last week that for any development to be truly "sustainable," it must be founded on an “authentic and absolute” respect for life. “As Pope Francis said here last year, ‘The pillars... read more

Pope ‘gratified’ by UN goals: but they demand ‘universal access to sexual and reproductive health’

By Voice of the Family September 2, 2016 (Voice of the Family) — Pope Francis has said that he is “gratified” by the adoption of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Among the 17 goals of the SDGs is one that calls on member states to “ensure universal access to sexual and... read more

Analysis: Flawed U.S. law would funnel money to abortion groups, away from mothers and infants

By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D and Lisa Correnti  | August 25, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C., August 26 (C-Fam) World Leaders and the U.S. Congress claim to be united about at least one thing: ending preventable deaths in childbirth and infancy by 2030. But while pending U.S. legislation enjoys bipartisan... read more

Punish the Rapist, Welcome the Child: Interview

By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.| August 4, 2016 LOS ANGELES, August 4 (C-Fam) Lianna Rebolledo was 12 years old when two men kidnapped her while she was walking to a local shopping mall. Nine months later she gave birth to a baby girl.  Today she travels to shelters all over Latin America giving hope... read more

100,000 Panamanians march against UN-style Sex Ed

By Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D, | July 28, 2016 PANAMA CITY, July 29th (C-Fam) A hundred thousand Panamanians took to their capital city’s streets to oppose a new national bill that would introduce both sexuality education and gender ideology into their schools. “This law is a colonization... read more

Obama Administration Ramps Up Global LGBTI Activism in Lame Duck

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.           | July 21, 2016 NEW YORK, July 22 (C-Fam) The Obama administration is telling countries to be loud and proud about LGBT issues, especially countries that want to avoid international tension on this subject. “Governments do not have to choose... read more

Mexicans defend the family – and the whole world joins them.

By Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D | June 3, 2016 After the recent declarations of the Mexican President, who is pushing for same-sex marriage and for constitutional amendments, more than one thousand Mexican NGOs have reunited: to defend the family. The newly constituted “National Front for the... read more

Vatican Defends Unborn at UN World Summit

By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. | May 26, 2016 Istanbul, May 27 (C-Fam) The Vatican reminded world leaders there is no international right to abortion at a global summit in Istanbul this week. The Holy See rejected European proposals to create a new right to abortion under the Geneva Conventions, also... read more

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Chaos and LGBT

By Wendy Wright, May 5, 2016 NEW YORK, May 6 (C-Fam) As President Obama nears the end of his term his foreign policy remains indecipherable even to experts. His reticence in foreign affairs – even in cases of genocide – is legendary, except for one matter. A coordinated game plan on one key... read more

UN Commission Steamrolls Over Pro-Life/Pro-Family Concerns

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.  | April 21, 2016 NEW YORK, April 22 (C-Fam) Ending negotiations unusually early last Friday, the UN Commission on Population and Development chose to embrace ambiguity on divisive social issues in a resolution about the need for accurate data to measure progress on... read more

Denial of Abortion is Torture, UN Bureaucrat Says

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., | April 7, 2016 NEW YORK, April 8 (C-Fam) Abortion groups have found a new champion. His name is Juan Mendez, and he is a UN expert on torture. In his latest report to the UN he goes out of his way to characterize protective abortion laws as a form of torture. Laws... read more