UNFPA to Push Population Control at
LifeNews.com – Timothy Herrmann – 5/7/2012
Concerned about the strain the world’s growing population is putting on the environment and its natural resources, the UNFPA has started marketing its population control policies under new rhetoric, which includes the catch phrase “demography is not destiny”. This phrase established itself firmly in the UNFPA lexicon earlier this year when the UN agency convened a group of academics and international organizations to “explore the links between population and water, energy and food security” at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Here is an example, taken straight from the draft yesterday afternoon:
We reaffirm our commitment to gender equality and the right of women, men and adolescents to decide freely and responsibly on matters related to their sexual and reproductive health including affordable, acceptable and accessible family planning methods. We agree to promote health systems that provide safe, effective and affordable modern methods of family planning, which are essential for women’s health and for advancing gender equality, and will also influence population dynamics, contributing to poverty eradication and sustainable development.
The UNFPA has chosen a rights based approach to population control because it cannot implement its ideology by force. It has already been down that path, most notoriously through its funding of a forced sterilization under the Dictatorship of Alberto Fujimori in
1990′s, and its reputation still suffers because of
The first Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, finalized in 1992, does not include a single mention of the word “population” because of the negative association that the word has with development. Developing countries know that when the word population is used in relation to development it usually means population control, or at the very least calls for developing countries to reduce their populations in order to achieve development.
their new “rights based” approach to sustainable development. In their minds, if access to reproductive services is a right, it magically becomes something positive and can be used, without anyone crying foul, to encourage individuals freely choose to regulate their own fertility. It’s all in the marketing.
However, it is not so much the emphasis on rights alone that completes their strategy. Another key component is the use of scare tactics that emphasize the impending disaster of a population explosion and the shaming the developing world where population growth is the most exponential into the self-regulation of their own population.
The phrase human centered is key in
negotiations and refers to Principle 1 of the 1992 Rio
Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development
This was made the first principle of the declaration precisely because the developing world understood the human person as the protagonist and main beneficiary of development, not the environment. The UNFPA has taken the term and perverted it to its own ends, placing the human at the center of sustainable development not as a beneficiary but as the main obstacle in its achievement.
FOR THE UNFPA, WHEN IT COMES TO THE GOALS OF
+20, THE HUMAN PERSON IS NOT A RESOURCE BUT A PROBLEM, AND POPULATION CONTROL IS
Those “demographic changes”, if the UNFPA has its way during negotiations, will not mean an investment in infrastructure, health, employment and education, it will mean investment in population control under the guise of “rights” and the freedom to choose to eradicate the poor in order to eradicate poverty.