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The United Nations is Family Friendly, Mostly
07/20/2015Posted by on
Saudi Arabia and Russia brought a resolution to the UN Human Rights Council promoting family as the core unit of any stable society. I am not proud of America in this regard. Our rep and many European representatives on the Council opposed this resolution–why? Russia and Saudi Arabia are greater promoters of family than the United States?
I like what World Magazine said about this resolution and the outcomes.
The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution in support of the traditional family in early July. The vote—29 in support and 14 against, with four abstentions—split the council along clear lines, with a group of mostly poorer developing nations across Asia, Africa, and South America defeating the United States, all the European nations, and a few other developed countries who opposed the resolution.
The resolution, co-sponsored by Saudi Arabia and Russia, reaffirms the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society and urges member states to take action to support and strengthen families. It notes that the “contribution of the family in society and in the achievement of development goals continues to be largely overlooked and underemphasized.” The resolution encourages countries to set pro-family policies that support family functions such as caring for the elderly and balancing work and parental responsibilities. China, India, Kenya, Algeria, and Vietnam also voted for the resolution.
Supporters heralded the document as a “monumental development for the pro-family movement,” said Rebecca Oas of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM).