2013

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UN Commission on Social Development (CSD)

Lobbied Member States successfully to include the following provision in the family resolution:

  • “Recognizing that the family, as the natural and fundamental group unit of society, has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children and that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.”

 

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UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Chaired UN Family Rights Caucus panel discussion on human sexuality featuring:

    • Dr. Miriam Grossman, an internationally recognized expert on the harms of sexuality education programs promoted by the UN
    • Floyd Godfrey, a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with over 900 men and boys with unwanted same-sex attraction
    • Caleb, a young man who shared his journey in overcoming same-sex attraction

 

Organized screening of the new highly acclaimed documentary “It’s a Girl.”  Click here to see the trailer. The screening was so popular that an overflow room with an additional screen had to be opened up.

    • Lobbied States successfully for CSW outcome document to include the  recognition of the need for “direction and guidance from parents and legal guardians” in issues related to sexual education, and to limit the context in which the reference to “reproductive rights” appears in the document, thus reducing the ability of activists to interpret this term to promote abortion.

 

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UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

This flyer was sent by the UNFRC to UN Member States and was subsequently read by a delegation on the UN floor to change the debate in the negotiations on sexual rights.

The UNFRC lobbied successfully for the following in the CPD outcome document:

    • Removal of references to sexual rights and two paragraphs calling for controversial comprehensive sexuality education for children.
    • Inclusion of the following critical paragraph in the CPD outcome document calling for respect for national sovereignty and religious and cultural values:
“Further reaffirms the sovereign right of each country to implement recommendations of  the Programme of Action or other proposals in the present resolution, consistent with national laws and development priorities, with full respect for the various religious and ethical values and cultural backgrounds of its people, and in conformity with universally recognized international human rights.” (Emphasis added.) 
 

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UN Human Rights Council

Sent letter to UN Member States regarding HRC (Human Rights Council) resolution on “Preventable mortality and morbidity of children under five as a human rights concern.” Warned States that this resolution was being used to deceptively advance highly inappropriate and dangerous sexual rights for children under age five. Encouraged States successfully to remove references endorsing the highly controversial Comments 14 and 15 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child which wrongly assert that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child grants children the right to:

    • “confidential counselling and advice without parental or legal guardian consent.” (Article 31)
    • “sexual and reproductive freedom” (Article 24)
    • “safe abortion” (Article 54)
    • sexual education, reproductive health services and medical treatment “without the permission of a parent, caregiver or guardian” (Article 31)
    • rights related to “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (Article 9)