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Topics: Millennium Development Goals

The United Nations must love Catholics, we give them their best ideas.



Hmmm. This conference, and its related International Year of Youth, bear an uncanny resemblance to a certain tradition that the Catholic Church has been practicing since 1986: World Youth Day. World Youth Day, Rome, 2000. Take, for instance, the UN’s latest initiative, aimed at the world’s youth. The International Year of Youth was initiated by the United Nations at the end of last year, and officially began on August 12, 2010. According to the UN, …

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Population Control Evolved



For the past forty years, the United Nations has been beating the drums about “overpopulation.” One of their most successful propaganda and fundraising gambits of late has been “World Population Day.” Vol. 12/No. 18 It started as “Five Billion Day.” This was the day—July 11, 1989, to be exact—when the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) estimated that the world’s population would reach five billion. With one voice, the U.N. Population Fund, the International Planned Parenthood …

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Beijing + 15: A Planned Parenthood Planet



In the upcoming two weeks, government leaders, women’s rights activists, and noted population control organizations will gather in New York City. They have one main objective: to double the current spending “on family planning and maternal health programmes in developing nations.” Vol. 12/No. 7 A clock is ticking. As the UNFPA checks the hour, every second is to them a woman without contraception, every minute an abortion unperformed. And 2015, the deadline for the Beijing …

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President’s Page: The Return of Anti-People Propaganda: A Comment on the “Return of the Population Growth Factor”



Politically motivated panels rarely produce good science, and the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development, and Reproductive Health of the U.K. Parliament is no exception. The report, Return of the Population Growth Factor: Its Impact upon the Millennium Development Goals, is a mishmash of justifications for the powerful of the world to continue to dictate the fertility of the powerless.1 It is even illustrated, in Science Magazine’s summary of the report, …

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June 22 — The Return of Anti-People Propaganda: A Comment on the “Return of the Population Growth Factor.”



22 June 2009 — Vol. 12 / No. 18 Politically motivated panels rarely produce good science, and the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development, and Reproductive Health of the U.K. Parliament is no exception. The report, Return of the Population Growth Factor: Its Impact upon the Millennium Development Goals, is a mishmash of justifications for the powerful of the world to continue to dictate the fertility of the powerless.1 It is …

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Global Monitor: Apostolic Nuncio to U.N.: “Aid the Poor, Don’t Abort Them.”



Editor’s Note: On April 1, 2009, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations, made a statement concerning the “Contribution of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development to the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.” Madam Chair, My delegation takes this opportunity to express its best wishes to you and the Bureau for a productive session and looks forward to working with the membership …

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