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Oct 21, 2020 - 06:10 am .- A Vatican official challenged the security theory of nuclear deterrence as immoral at the United Nations this week and called for “genuine progress” toward complete nuclear disarmament.
Oct 19, 2020 - 06:00 am .- With more and more satellites orbiting the Earth, measures need to be taken to prevent collisions in outer space that give rise to dangerous “space debris,” a Holy See representative has warned the United Nations.
Oct 16, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- In a video message for World Food Day, Pope Francis expressed concern that tons of food is being thrown away while people continue to die for lack of food.
Oct 16, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The coronavirus crisis has made the international community’s goal of eradicating poverty by 2030 even harder to achieve, a Vatican representative told the United Nations Tuesday
Oct 15, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- A human rights group in Cuba criticized the election of China, Cuba, and Russia to the UN Human Rights Council, despite the history of authoritarianism and significant human rights abuses in each country.
Oct 9, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Vatican representative called Wednesday for the cancelation of the debt of poor countries facing a “triple economic shock” as a result of the coronavirus crisis. 
Oct 7, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The United States joined 38 other countries Tuesday in signing a joint statement to the United Nations condemning Chinese human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
Oct 7, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Vatican representative told the United Nations Tuesday that the Holy See was “deeply concerned” by moves “to reinterpret the very foundations of human rights.”
Oct 2, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A female Vatican official told the United Nations Thursday that resources that could be invested in basic healthcare, nutrition, and sanitation for impoverished women are instead allotted to reproductive health and “so-called new rights.”
Sep 25, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Pope Francis told the United Nations Friday that denying the existence of human life in the womb through abortion does not solve problems.
Sep 25, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The U.S. religious freedom ambassador has warned against governments using the pandemic to crack down on religious minorities, in remarks on Friday during the United Nations General Assembly.
Sep 22, 2020 - 11:00 am .- President Trump told world leaders that the United States is committed to “protecting unborn children” in remarks to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from the White House on Tuesday.
Sep 22, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Vatican Secretary of State asked the United Nations Monday to return to its founding ideals to protect the common good and the right to life.
Sep 21, 2020 - 05:00 am .- After President Alexander Lukashenko announced that he was putting troops on high alert and closing Belarus’ borders, a Vatican diplomat called Friday for dialogue and respect for the human rights of Belarusian protesters, who continue to take to the streets more than a month after disputed elections.
Sep 16, 2020 - 03:00 am .- A Vatican representative has said that the inclusion of a reference to “reproductive rights” in a United Nations resolution on combating the coronavirus is “deeply concerning and divisive.”
Aug 31, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The United States sent a strongly-worded letter to several UN committees in early August rejecting any implication that there is a right to abortion as “bizarre.”
Aug 12, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian faith demands conversion from individualism and a commitment to defending the inherent dignity of every person.
Jul 15, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- Almost 690 million people around the world were undernourished last year, according to a new United Nations report, continuing what experts say is a worrying increase in global hunger.
Jul 9, 2020 - 09:15 am .- A Holy See diplomat raised concern at the United Nations in Geneva this week over the use of the term “gender identity” within the UN’s refugee protection categories.
Jul 5, 2020 - 06:20 am .- Pope Francis applauded the United Nations Security Council Sunday for its recent resolution calling for an immediate global ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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