Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people

29 March 2024
Commission on the Status of Women - Sixty-eighth session - 11-22 March 2024 
Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Ref 1

By: Peter Smith

For the past two weeks I have observed this meeting by webcam ,  and read the outcome docment of 29 pages and fourteen and a half thousand words. Ref 2 As usual for a UN document there are 91 mentions of rights, but only 4 for respnsibility. In the Bible there are 18 references to “rights”, the reminder of the 1200 pages is about our responsibilities towards God and mankind.

There are no positive comments about men, nor is marriage promoted, nor sexual purity. However there is a good paragraph on the family, Ref 3. A group of countries speaks on behalf of the family, Ref. 4 In opposition to this group  is UN Free and Equal – LGBTI +  Ref. 5

There were 9 references to reproductive health in many variations. Fortunately there is a reference to the Cairo and Beijing documents, which means abortion is only allowed where legal, no international right to it. See Ref. 6. My Culture of Death award this year goes to France. Their delegate bragged about how they have included a right to abortion in their constitution. No doubt a reaction to the US supreme court voting down its federal right to abortion ( Roe v. Wade). Of course the Holy See made the best pro-life statement as they always do.

There was much debate about the feminization of poverty. This will be prevented if a woman finds a good husband and they stick together , for better or for worse. Of course the UN does not like this kind of talk as it sheds a positive light on men. There was also a lot of reference to the gender pay gap, an excellent book  has been written on this . Ref 7.One of my favourite speakers on You tube is Dr. Thomas Sowell, he speaks about wealth and poverty brilliantly. Ref 8.

Diversity is mentioned in this document. However no pro-life/pro-family NGOs were permitted to hold side events. Also none of us were permitted to speak at the session. This is just one aspect of their hypocricy and double dealing. At 5.50pm last Friday a facilitator’s text was released as there was no agreed document. The Chairman tried to ram through this document, however the delegate from Nigeria objected. I am certain a phone call was made to her Ambassador and she removed her objection . There was  not even time to read this document, and no chance to put in reservstions, They will now claim this is an agreed text.

As I began to be involved with UN meetings back in 1995, I feel that I have a some experience at the UN. There is much talk about gender equality at the Commission on the Status of women. However I believe their plan is to impose matriarchty on the world. There is never a push for more lady bricklayers , or diesel mechanics, nor sewerage workers. However there is always a push for women to get high status occupations , be presidents and prime ministers. There is currently a push for the next Secretary General to be a woman.


Peter Smith


  1. Proverbs 14:34
  1. Full document – Ref T129 (see below)
  1. Family paragraph -  The Commission acknowledges women’s and girls’ critical contributions to their families, and communities and societies. It recognizes the importance of implementing family-friendly and family-oriented policies aimed at, inter alia, achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and their enjoyment of all human rights by addressing poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty and the feminization of poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective, and also recognizes the need to ensure that all poverty eradication policies and programmes are responsive to the changing needs and expectations of families in fulfilling their numerous functions and that the rights, capabilities and responsibilities of all family members are respected.
  1. Group of the Friends of the Family – Bangladesh, Comoros, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran , Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Yemen, Uganda & Zimbabwe.  Total =25
  1. UN Free and Equal – LGBTI +  This group is co-chaired by Argentina and The Netherlands and also includes Albania, Australia,Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colonbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Rebublic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany,

Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel. Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Peru, New Zealand, Noth Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain , Sweden, Timor Leste, UK, USA, & Ureguay, Total = 43

  1. Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences, including universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes, and recognizing that the human rights of women include their right to have control over and decide freely and responsibly on all matters related to their sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health, free of coercion, discrimination and violence, as a contribution to the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and the realization of their human rights, including in addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.
  1. A book called , “ The startling truth behind the pay gap – and what women can do about it. Why men earn more than women by Warren Farrell Ph.D.
  1. Hoover Institution : Wealth, Poverty & Politics