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