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  • U.N. said to lack 'high ground' for Jerusalem rebuke

    by David Roach, posted Friday, December 22, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    UNITED NATIONS (BP) -- In a move characterized by media outlets as a denunciation of the Trump administration, the United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday (Dec. 21) to ask nations not to establish diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.

    By a 128-9 vote with 35 abstentions and 21 U.N. member nations absent, the General Assembly's resolution "Status of Jerusalem" expressed "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem" -- an apparent reference to President Trump's Dec. 6 announcement the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there. Read More

  • Trump administration denies funds to UNFPA

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, April 07, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration's reactivation of another international pro-life policy -- this time by withholding funds for a controversial United Nations family planning agency linked to the support of China's coercive, population-control program -- has drawn praise from pro-life advocates.

    The State Department announced in an April 3 letter it would not forward congressionally approved money to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) because of its partnership with a Chinese government program that includes forced abortions and sterilizations. ... Read More

  • U.N. set to appoint global LGBT advocate

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, October 24, 2016 (one year ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender agenda is gaining traction at the United Nations, as the international organization prepares to vote on appointing an "independent expert" on preventing violence and discrimination.

    The post, created in July by the U.N.'s Human Rights Council, will come before the General Assembly for a final vote in November.

    The appointment will last three years, and the expert will "assess the ... Read More

  • Climate change accord draws concern for poor

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 14, 2015 (2 years ago)

    PARIS (BP) -- The climate change accord struck in Paris among 195 nations thankfully is nonbinding, evangelical commentators noted, because rigorous implementation of it could harm the world's poorest residents and stifle nations' economic growth based on disputed science. Read More