Speaking before the U.N. Economic and Social Council, former President Bill Clinton applauds the health care workers who helped achieve an Ebola-free Liberia, even though “no small number lost their lives” in the process.
The nations of the world gather to prepare the post-2015 agenda, including a “radical reform of our economies.”
U.K. Ambassador Peter Wilson spoke out in favor of “sexual and reproductive health and rights” at the Stakeholder Forum on the U.N. post-2015 development agenda.
The secretary-general of the United Nations issued a universal call to action to transform our world beyond 2015.
“Our action or inaction on the family in the United Nations will be one of the rare occasions when the world will be really watching,” stated Ambassador Dapkiunas of Belarus. So why will the world be watching this time?
As the U.N. celebrated the 25th anniversary of the treaty on the Rights of the Child, many countries spoke out on the rights of the parents to determine the sex education of their children, and a recognition of religious and cultural values.
New Australian prime minister supports traditional marriage between a man and a woman, and other pro-family issues.
Same-sex marriage proponents are like “sharks seeing blood in the water,” said William C. Duncan at a leadership meeting of United Families International, which included the introduction of the new international president, Laura Bunker.
At the time DOMA was signed into law, the U.S. State Department was promoting same-sex marriage at a United Nations conference in Istanbul. The intent of the law was to protect children from those intending to deconstruct marriage and family.
Confusion reigned in the final hours of the recent U.N. Commission for Social Development. The developing countries want the U.S. to kick in more funds to solve their financial problems, and the U.S. wants to focus on empowering the people.
To shore up conservative Republican support, Romney said, “Mine will be a pro-life presidency.” He said he would reinstate the Mexico City policy, cut off funding for UNFPA and Planned Parenthood.
Verbal Clash between Syria and Israel at the Commission on Social Development reflects tensions in the Middle East and disrupts diplomacy at the U.N.
The question, “When does human life begin?” was answered in a European Court of Justice this week. The judgement recognizes the beginning of human life at “all stages of the development of human life, beginning with the fertilization of
A surprising drop in maternal deaths related to pregnancy was reported this week in The Lancet -- a report that may have been delayed under pressure from pro-choice groups.
In a speech at the U.N. Women’s Conference last week, a woman from Qatar talked about the \"modern family.\" It was a thought-provoking speech.
One of the largest conference rooms at the U.N. was full to overflowing. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss \"The Critical Role of Mother’s in Society.\"
A reader asked, \"How can U.N. documents affect me -- in the United States of America?\" First, if the document is an international treaty, it can have the full force of law.
Berlin’s Global NGO Forum ended Friday with a news conference that opened the door to ask what some relevant -- but as-yet-unanswered -- questions.
Some, perhaps many, of those attending the Global NGO Forum in Berlin are worried that youths around the world are turning to religion.
Preventing babies seems to be a major goal of the Global NGO Forum in Berlin this week -- either before or after conception.
Susan Roylance discusses some items that trouble her on the agenda of next week’s Global NGO Forum.
In welcoming participants of the World Congress of Families in Amsterdam this week, Andre Rouvoet, deputy prime minister of The Netherlands, challenged participants to \"build bridges.\"