BEIRUT, Sept 23 (LSN) – The United Nations is reporting on the Arab Ministerial Conference on Population and Development which commenced Monday. At the meeting the UN fostered population control in unusually overt language. According to the UN report, Kerstine Trone, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, said “Successful population programmes were an integral part of human rights, and a highly practical route to helping achieve poverty eradication.” In her attempt to further entrench the myth of a population-poverty link, she also claimed that poverty eradication/population control is a “moral duty.”  Trone stressed that the population control measures must include “a comprehensive reproductive health programme [which] would include elements such as family planning information and services and adolescent reproductive health.”“Reproductive health” is officially defined in the UN as including abortion.  To see the full UN report go to:


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