UN Statement of Youth


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As a reaction of a radical UN proposal about youth and sex, a group of young people present a document that emphasizes human dignity and the right of parents to act as the primary educators of their children. Everybody is urgently asked to read this document, and if one agrees, to sign it.

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UN Statement of Youth

  1. 1. September 8, 2010 Dear Friend of Youth, The C-FAM team has just returned from the World Youth Conference in Leon, Mexico and some of this was just disgusting. • There was a huge exposition hall with dozens of booths displaying pornographic material including sex toys. • There was one booth manned by two middle-aged men that only displayed thong underwear! • There was a public demonstration of putting a condom on a sex toy. THIS IS PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING THIS WAS ALL ON DISPLAY FOR OUR CHILDREN TO SEE What is just as bad is that a group of UN-led radical youth wrote a document they are insisting the UN adopt. It is among the most radical documents you can imagine, fully inspired by the pornography displayed in the hall. The document calls for • a redefinition of gender to include the "spectrum of gender identities" - including "intersex" and "queer," • "comprehensive sexuality education" • "safe abortion" You should know this document was fully influenced by the pornographic displays in the exhibition hall and was written under the direction of the pro-abortion anti-family anti-youth UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Here is the real problem. The document they produced may be included in the governmental
  2. 2. document accepted by the UN General Assembly in THREE WEEKS! WE MUST RESPOND. WE MUST GIVE THEM A DOCUMENT THAT SHOWS THE FEELINGS OF REAL YOUTH. We are lucky to have such a document. A group of young people calling themselves the International Youth Coalition wrote and presented a GOOD DOCUMENT at the conference, a document that says all the right things. There is a link to the document below. What we are asking is that you • read this document • if you agree to it, ―sign‖ it We will gather your name along with the names of, we hope, 50,000 others and present them to the UN in three weeks. We will show them that normal youth do not agree with this awful agenda. Please know that UN delegates have asked for this. They have asked for our help in countering the radical youth document. There is a document and petition for you to sign right HERE (http://www.c- fam.org/youth/lid.2/default.asp). There are two documents, one for those 30 years old and younger, and one for those who are over 30. Go HERE (http://www.c-fam.org/youth/lid.2/default.asp) right now and sign the document. Help us make a tremendous splash at UN headquarters later this month. This is urgent so I ask you to go there now, sign the document, and then send this email to EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK! It is vitally important that normal youth are heard at the UN. UN delegations have asked us specifically to help them fight back against the radical youth agenda. GO HERE (http://www.c-fam.org/youth/lid.2/default.asp) right now, sign the document and then send this to all of your friends and family. Send this email to your entire address book. We need to generate 50,000 names in THREE WEEKS! Sincerely, Austin Ruse President/C-FAM PS This document was rocket around the world in three weeks time. Please act now. © Copyright 2010 Permission granted for unlimited use. Credit required. Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 495, New York, NY 10017 www.c-fam.org To view a web version, use the link below: http://www.elabs3.com/functions/message_view.html?mid=2039369&mlid=224457&siteid=6 68476&uid=f93a748ba8
  3. 3. Promulgated by the International Youth Coalition World Youth Conference León, Mexico August 26, 2010 We — young people from all over the world — celebrate the fact that, as human beings, we are created in the image and likeness of God and therefore we possess inherent human dignity. We believe that the age of youth is the ―sculptress that shapes the whole of life‖ and as such this is perhaps the most critical period in the development of the human person. Because we are the future of the human family, we strive for the common good and for a positive renewal of society. We seek the continued healthy flourishing of the human family. We hereby adopt the following principles that are of fundamental importance to young people and to the entire human family. 1. Young People are Relational Beings, Formed in the Family – We are children of parents, and members of a family. We are relational persons, not autonomous individuals. We firmly agree with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the state. 2. Parents are the Primary Educators of Young People – Access to education is critical to our formation and our long-term success. We firmly agree with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that parents have the prior right to educate their children. Parents have the primary right, duty, and responsibility to educate us and should be assured of the proper assistance to provide for the moral, religious, intellectual, practical, and physical education of youth. 3. Rights of Youth are Based on Their Evolving Capacities – The period of youth comprises a critical period of development, during which time our right to make decisions for ourselves evolves according to our maturity, and, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, must be balanced with the rights and duties of parents.1 4. The Right to Life is Inviolable from Conception to Natural Death – Many in the last two generations have been born into societies that do not protect the right to life before birth, and we consider ourselves survivors by virtue of our being born at all. Only by restoring appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth, can there be true justice and peace in society.2 5. Youth are Participants in Development and Employment – Being the key to the future, we should be at the center of development. Youth is the time for discerning talents that can be used for the rest of one’s life. 6. A Proper Understanding of Sexuality and Healthy Relationships Must be Respected – In learning about and encountering our natural sexuality, we must be instilled with a sense of responsibility and self-respect. The full and proper expression of sexuality can be realized only in the total life-long and selfless commitment rooted in the natural institution of marriage between a man and a woman.
  4. 4. 7. Man and Woman are Based in Nature – Young people, like all members of the human family, are created male and female. While men and women are fully equal, each possesses characteristics that are unique to their sex, which are complementary. We affirm international agreements that gender is not a social construct, and refers to the two sexes, male and female. 3 8. Youth Must be Protected Against all Crimes of Exploitation – All human persons, and most especially youth, should be protected from exploitation of all forms. In particular, we should be protected from exploitation and trafficking for the purposes of forced-labor, sex trade, slavery, and from participation in military conflict, i.e. child soldiers. 1 Cf. Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 5. 2 Cf. Convention on the Rights of the Child, Preamble and Article 6. 3 Cf. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Article 7 (3): ―gender refers to the two sexes, male and female‖ Note: C-FAM does not share your personal information.