Kamala Harris is due to make her United Nations debut as U.S. vice president next week when she addresses an annual United Nations meeting on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Harris will speak at the virtual 65th Commission on the Status of Women on March 16, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Monday, adding Washington would also join a U.N. “Group of Friends for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls.”
“We all believe and understand that when women do better, countries do better,” Thomas-Greenfield said. “It is time we translate our noble commitments into concrete action.”
She said the United States would take a leading role to combat sexual and gender-based violence around the world and to push for more women to be included in peace talks globally.
Under former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, the United States led a push at the United Nations against the promotion of women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health because understood it is a code for abortion. It has opposed such language in U.N. resolutions.
In May, the Trump administration accused the United Nations of using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to promote access to abortion through its humanitarian response to the deadly global outbreak. Predictably the United Nations rejected the accusation.
The Trump administration also cut funding in 2017 for the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) because it said it “supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.” Once again the United Nations denied the statement, saying that it was an inaccurate perception.
Not surprisingly, Joe Biden and his administration intend to restore UNFPA funding along with rejoining the Human Rights Council.
Why wouldn’t Biden’s America fund global abortion related activity along with joining China, Russia and Venezuela on the Human Rights Council? It is the globalist progressive thing to do after all.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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