On Saturday evening at the UN’s headquarters, countries reached an agreement hailed as “historic” and “unprecedented.” But, as C-FAM’s Stefano Gennarini reports, the new document didn’t stray from previous agreements that left abortion to be decided by national legislation and didn’t broach the subjects of homosexual marriage or LGBT rights. In short, First World ideologies won’t be imposed upon the people of the Third World.
Ambassador Usman Sarki of Nigeria, who vocally denounced any attempt to impose LGBT rights on his country and demanded that the draft agreement be “cleaned” during negotiations, also denounced ongoing attempts to read abortion and LGBT rights into the agreement through implementation efforts that are now underway. In fact, the agreement was purposely sanitized so as to exclude as much as possible any terms that might be used by the UN bureaucracy to connote LGBT rights.
The principal architect of the agreement, Kenyan Ambassador Macharia Kamau, was overcome with emotion as he closed the negotiations. With tears in his eyes and choking up, he recounted how Pope Francis “continuously prodded us” in recent weeks. Kamau said it was a sign that “something very special was going on here.”
“Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” has at its core the Sustainable Development Goals, which encompass a wide range of issues from health and education, to climate change and economic development. It has 17 universal goals applicable to all countries.
As C-FAM’s founder Austin Ruse oftentimes notes, “Spread the word. Be brave.”
Let the discussion begin…
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