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March 01, 2005

The UN is concerned about women?

Proceedings of the UN session organized to re-affirm the world's commitment to the Beijing declaration have opened amidst controversy over what exactly the Beijing conference produced.

The US has insisted abortion should not be recognised as a human right, at a review of progress 10 years after a major conference on women's rights.

Of course the rights of un-born women were not discussed. Also of note is that Communist China,  the primary supporter of abortion as a “right,” has never abandoned its policy of forced abortions.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told the conference: "Over this decade, we have seen tangible progress on many fronts.

"Life expectancy and fertility rates have improved. More girls are enrolled in primary education. More women are earning an income than ever before.

Odd that he should applaud improved fertility rates while the UN continues to hold Conferences over the “problem” of over-population (which never seem to held in places like Montana or Wyoming...hmm). Also confusing is noting the increase in educational and work opportunities for women -- after all the attempts the UN made to hamstring America's efforts to provide just those things to the women of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted by Jack Lewis at March 1, 2005 06:58 AM

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