Finally some good
news on the UN front for UNESCO with a new appointment to replace
Abortion zealot Bellamy
Veneman, at least from her comments at the press conference
introducing her in her new capacity, seems a breath of fresh air. Her comments
indicate a back
basics approach of concentrating on “issues that no child — no human
being — should have to confront: malnutrition and hunger, illiteracy and disease,
especially the scourge of HIV/AIDS, exploitation and suffering, wars and natural
When asked specifically about the
reproductive health (read abortion) agenda which has become a hallmark of
UNICEF under Bellamy, Veneman responded, “I
don’t come with any agenda with regard to those or any other social issues.
I come with an agenda of helping children, particularly in the areas of education
and health and to address the issues of hunger and malnutrition. I don’t believe
that these issues are relevant to the missions of UNICEF."
Another sign of hope to pro-life leaders, the incoming
UNICEF chief quoted Mother Teresa in her remarks. "The humanitarian, Mother Teresa, once said,
‘If you can’t feed 100 people, then feed just one. Never worry about numbers.
Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you,’" she
We will just have to wait and see if UNICEF can return to its
original mission without the taint of support for abortion.