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Equal but different: what the UN and feminism still don’t get

Caroline Farrow | 06 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: motherhood, United Nations, women's rights
Another International Women's Day, another pleasing soundbite about equality.


Vatican attacked again by UN committee

Sheila Liaugminas | 18 February 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Holy See, secular ideology, UN Commission on the Rights of the Child, UN Permanent Observer, United Nations, Vatican human rights concerns


The UN’s zero-compliance with zero tolerance of abuse

Michael Cook | 14 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Catholic Church, sexual abuse, UN peacekeeping force, United Nations
Why is the UN criticising the Catholic Church? It can't control its own soldiers.


Ambushed by a kangaroo court

Austen Ivereigh | 06 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Catholic Church, sex abuse, United Nations
A UN committee has roasted the Vatican over sex abuse. And abortion. And the Pill. And homosexuality. And whatever.


More governments are worried about fertility rates

Shannon Roberts | 14 January 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: childlessness, fertility rates, United Nations


We need to plan now for the ageing

Shannon Roberts | 03 October 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: ageing population, United Nations
Is the world ready for massive demographic change?


In the year 2100…

Marcus Roberts | 30 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: forecasts, population growth, United Nations
What are the current population predictions for 87 years from now?


The UN’s climate change chief puts politics first

Donna Laframboise | 23 September 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: climate change, IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, United Nations
Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a non-stop train wreck.


Run-up to Syria

Sheila Liaugminas | 05 September 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Assad regime, Bush foreign policy, humanitarian crisis, Obama Middle East policy, Syria conflict, Syrian intervention, United Nations
What’s about to happen?


American generosity, second to none

Vincenzina Santoro | 19 August 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: philanthropy, United Nations, USA
September 5 marks the first International Day of Charity. Which country gives the most?


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.


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