United Nations

The UN should relocate to Haiti

Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal | 19 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Haiti, United Nations
The United Nations plans to spend US$1.9 billion to refurbish its Manhattan HQ. Why not relocate to Port-au-Prince instead?

Copenhagen: a deal of sorts

Brian Lilley | 19 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, climate change, Copenhagen, United Nations
The push for a global, legally binding deal could not overcome national self-interest

Climategate, who is really tilting at windmills?

Brian Lilley | 05 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, climategate, Copenhagen, United Nations
Responsible citizen and responsible politicians should ask questions about climategate and whether the science was manipulated.

The Children’s Rights Convention at 20

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's rights, United Nations
The twentieth anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child passed 10 days ago, accompanied by much comment on the fact that the United States and Somalia are the only two countries that have not signed it. UNICEF marked the occasion with a 100-page special edition of its annual report, The State of the World’s Children.

What deserves attention at the UN

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 November 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: children's rights, United Nations, women

C-Fam reports the goings-on in some of the United Nations’ committees. They’re covering issues that deserve more widespread attention.

Children are the cause of climate change says the United Nations

Brian Lilley | 21 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, United Nations
The United Nations is using false logic to claim that fewer people in the developing world will help fight climate change.

When I say green, you say money!

Brian Lilley | 04 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, Copenhagen, United Nations
The push for an international treaty at Copenhagen has little to do with climate change and much to do with money.

Russia champions ‘traditional values’

Carolyn Moynihan | 23 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, Russia, United Nations, values
Struggling with family decay and population decline, Russia wants the UN to get down to tin tacks on the subject of human rights.

‘A radical redefinition of the term gender’

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 October 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: gender, human rights, United Nations
In a report on the protection of human rights? In the context of counter-terrorism? What’s this about….?

Without actually using the word ‘abortion’

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 October 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, United Nations, United States
The Obama administration’s UN ambassador gave a rundown of the sweeping changes they have made to advance abortion rights and access globally.


Sheila Liaugminas | 22 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, human rights, natural law, United Nations
For all the ink spilled today on those notorious speeches on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly, I haven’t seen anything focus on what President Barack Obama referred to as the UN founding charter, its mission, and that of the United States….the universal human rights of all people everywhere.

The UN’s sex-ed plan for kids

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, AIDS, sex education, United Nations
Some years ago I saw a cartoon whose subject becomes more real by theday. It showed a Brave-New-Wold nursery in which newborns were beinginstructed via a loudspeaker: “Today you will be going home, but beforeyou go, here is your first sex education lesson...” I was reminded ofit by a Fox News report of a new universal sex-ed curriculum fromUNESCO.

A world of dignity

Sergio Vieira de Mello | 24 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brazil, human dignity, human rights, United Nations
The late Sergio Vieira de Mello, a UN special representative in Iraq, believed that while civilisation is plural, human dignity is indivisible.

UN Disabilities Treaty does not create abortion rights

Austin Ruse and Piero A. Tozzi | 05 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Disabilities Convention, United Nations
Abortion has not been smuggled into international law by hiding under the banner of "sexual and reproductive health". 

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