Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain ?   Psalm 2:1

For the past 25 years I have attended UN meetings to lobby with the pro-life/ pro-family NGOs at the UN and would have attended around 150 meetings. Because of the COVID pandemic this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is being held over the internet. Last year CSW was cancelled. I normally hang out where the document is being negotiated and encourage the diplomats, I know, to delete references to bad language and put in good stuff.

The United Nations was founded in 1945 in the ashes of WWII and was meant to prevent a third world war. After the end of the Cold War certain people decided to use the UN as a place to introduce a new world order, by the production of documents, non-binding, but by their endless repetition make them hard international law. By this process the world would be changed into a very politically correct place. The most radical of ideas contrary to the Word of God are promoted. Chief among these is making abortion a universal human rights. Our responses to this is that a wrong should not be made a right. The other big effort is to promote LGBTQI issues and to denigrate the traditional family. The UN is committed to individual human rights with no reference to the responsibility of individuals. All sorts of sin are being claimed as human rights.

The theme of this year’s CSW is as follows:

Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls

Small summary

It is especially important to not just look at what is in the document but also to what is NOT in it. There is no mention explicitly of abortion. Also the term sexual and reproductive health rights ( SRHR ) is absent. Sexual orientation and gender identity were deleted from the second draft. We do not have, “various form of the family exist.”  Women and girls in all their diversity is not mentioned. In fact, there is no really radical stuff in this document. Also, the United States new Biden appointed people were most unhappy with the outcome document. A sure sign that they did not get their evil way this year. However, the battle will continue until the Lord return.

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Peter Smith

Representing at the UN

Transatlantic Christian Council