Pakistan Delegate Says “there is no place for paedophilia” at the UN

UNITED NATIONS, May 1, 2002 ( – In a meeting yesterday, the United Nations Economic and Social Council chose not to grant consultative status to the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). The Council based its decision on the recommendation of its Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations made in January of this year.

The decision not to grant consultative status to ILGA was the subject of a roll-call vote, with 29 voting in favour and 17 voting against, with Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Republic of Korea, South Africa and Ukraine abstaining. The United States reversed its previous stand in January supporting ILGA. For the record of how countries voted at the January committee meeting see LifeSite’s previous coverage at the link below.

Speaking in explanation of the vote results, the representative of Pakistan said that ILGA had received a fair hearing at the NGO Committee. “When that NGO’s status was reviewed in 1994, there was substantial proof that some of its elements not only condoned, but also promoted and practised paedophilia,” he said. The NGO had still not responded to questions from the NGO Committee and had not convinced the NGO Committee that it had effectively disassociated itself from paedophilia. The notion that the United Nations should consult with paedophiles was ridiculous. “We are trying to create a world friendly to children”, he said. “In such a world, there is no place for paedophilia.”



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