United Nations


Bugs for Breakfast anyone?

Shannon Roberts | 15 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: food supply, insects, United Nations
A book just released by the United Nations, Edible Insects: future prospects for food and feed security, discusses the benefits that insect farming could potentially have on the environment and on the supply of food worldwide. It is certainly 'food for thought' on the various food sources we don't even tap into - especially given that the media often postulates on overpopulation and a lack of food. But would we want to?


UN studies ‘status of women’

Sheila Liaugminas | 25 March 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion law, human rights, UN Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations, universal human rights
That requires a qualifier, depending on what constitutes the UN, and which group there is being cited.


Sadly, the International Day of Happiness is over

Vincenzina Santoro | 25 March 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, happiness, United Nations
The United Nations is considering an international happiness index to replace Gross Domestic Product as a measure of successful nations. Good luck!


Advancing radical agenda

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 March 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion violence, gendercide, radical abortion agenda, UN Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations, violence against women
Sometimes, it seems like we’re dwelling in Wonderland. But some of us who are aware are doing a lot of wondering. Especially about headlines and stories that are too bizarre to make up, but too extreme to be true. Except…they are.


Less Hunger in the World

Marcus Roberts | 12 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: food supply, population estimates, United Nations
A new UN report has downgraded estimates of the number of hungry people in the world today.


UN: The World is Ageing

Marcus Roberts | 10 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, Ban Ki-moon, United Nations
The world is ageing according to the UN. And we must "do something".


Human dignity, justice and the rule of law

Dominique Mamberti | 02 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: rule of law, United Nations, Vatican
The Vatican’s contribution to a high-level UN meeting stressed that laws must be derived from principles of justice that recognise the transcendent value of the human person.


United Nations addresses falling Asian fertility and sex imbalance

Shannon Roberts | 10 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Asia, Fertility, Sex Imbalance, United Nations
Even the United Nations, with its dire statistics about the number of babies overpopulating the earth, is now becoming worried about falling fertility rates and gender imbalance in Asia. The head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) called for countries to urgently tackle population concerns with “foresight and justice” at the Asian Population Association conference held late last month. The question will be just what the well recognised virtue, ‘justice’, means in practice.


Why the UN should oppose the death penalty for everyone

Vincenzina Santoro | 17 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, death penalty, right to life, United Nations
United Nations bureaucrats are passionate about “the right to life” – but only for criminals. How about people who are completely innocent?


Family capital, the key to development

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, Millennium Development Goals, United Nations
A new book, Families and the The Millennium Development Goals, puts the family front and centre of this programme.


A New UN Report on our Impending Overpopulation

Marcus Roberts | 01 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Norman Borlaug, population growth, poverty, sustainable development, United Nations
Another UN report that seems heavy on headline grabbing but light on concrete proposals.


Bulgaria: Another Demographic Timebomb

Marcus Roberts | 27 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Bulgaria, population aging, population decline, retirement age, United Nations
Bulgaria's future is looking bleak as its population is declining and growing older.


Let’s make the UN Secretary-General keep his word

Vincenzina Santoro | 27 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, United Nations
The United Nations must be the "defender of the defenceless", says Ban Ki-moon. Why not begin with the unborn?


UN officer stresses importance of the family

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family policy, United Nations
In 2014 the UN marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. Listen to a UN officer with good things to say about the importance of the family.


San Jose Articles: No “right to abortion” in international law

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, San Jose Articles, United Nations
Last Thursday an important document signed by leading intellectuals who affirm the sanctity of human life was launched during a press conference at the United Nations in New York. It provides solid ground for refuting the claim that there is a "right to abortion" enshrined in international law.


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