United Nations


Family capital, the key to development

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 July 2012

A new book, Families and the The Millennium Development Goals, puts the family front and centre of this programme.


UN officer stresses importance of the family

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 November 2011
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
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.

The Children’s Rights Convention at 20

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 November 2009
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.

The UN’s sex-ed plan for kids

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 August 2009
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.
 

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