BEHIND THE MASK OF UNICEF
The United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) claims to represent the needs
of children throughout the world. It claims to prioritize a "first call"
for children's access to world resources in every nation. It claims,
through its Convention on the Rights of the Child, to have formulated a
program that will help guarantee well-being and respect for all children.
Such claims form a false face masking a cynical program that uses children
to prevent other children from being born. UNICEF'S record reveals that it
is not a champion of children or family values. Throughout the world,
UNICEF promotes population control programs which advocate abortion and
utilize bookjuggling antics to fund abortifacients and sterilizations.
If it's true that we're known by the company we keep, UNICEF may be better
understood by examining some of its insidious collaborations.
An "interagency partnership" composed of the United Nations Children's Fund
(UNICEF), the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Fund for Population
Activities (UNFPA), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and
the Population Council (PC) have proposed a "Safe Motherhood Initiative"
centered on the legalization of abortion within all public and private
maternal and health programs in developing countries. Within the
partnership, the World Bank is intended to provide the economic compulsion
and guaranteed funds necessary to carry out the agenda.
UNICEF Promotes Population Control
UNICEF networks are a major conduit for abortion pressures and for
abortifacient drugs, devices and sterilizations promoted by the United
Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), the World Health
Organization (WHO), the World Bank (the Bank) and the International Planned
Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
UNFPA has been denied funding by the United States Congress because of
UNFPA's involvement in directing and managing the coerced abortion and
sterilization program in China. Both UNFPA and IPPF are noted for their
abortion advocacy and activity. IPPF has illegally supplied vacuum
aspiration kits for abortions to the Philippines, Bangladesh, Korea,
Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and India. Yet UNICEF has provided funds for
both organizations ("The Hastings Center Report," Vol.10, No.2, April,
The lack of access to alternative health care options in developing
nations, combined with the politicized propaganda and health-destroying
technologies of international population control idealogues, strongly
impacts on patients' abilities to give informed consent in UNICEF maternal
and Child Health Care (MCH) settings.
UNICEF's Pornographic Sex Education
UNICEF uses pornographic sex education programs. The programs were
purchased from the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in
Family Planning (JOICFP) to "educate" children. The films, produced by
JOICFP and MEXFAM, the Mexican IPPF affiliate, are titled "The Blue Pigeon"
and "Music For Two. "
The "Blue Pigeon" is a cartoon targeted at 10 and 12-year-old children
which graphically depicts sexual intercourse between two children attending
a children's picnic.
"Music for Two" depicts a young girl who imagines herself married. In her
fantasy she sees an image of a tired, overworked and overburdened, pregnant
woman with several children. Her husband is shown as indifferent and
uninterested in either his wife or the children. The negative message is
that, in marriage, women become nothing more than breeders and slaves. As
the girl acts out her sexual fantasies with a young boy in her neighborhood
they engage in graphically depicted sexual intercourse after outfitting
each other with birth control devices. At the end of the film, the girl
skips off happily, having had commitment-free intercourse without the
prospect of a burdensome marriage (Patricia Poppe, Luis Maria Aller Atucha,
"Integrated Project and IEC Materials in Guatemala and Mexico, " JOICFP).
U.N. Rights of the Child? Wrong!!
Within the language of The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child
promulgated by UNICEF, parental rights and responsibilities become subject
to government determination while children are separated from parents and
families as individuals with separate rights which cannot be abridged.
Included among the rights which may not be denied to children is the right
to health care which incorporates rights to contraceptive services; the
right to privacy, which has been responsible for the deaths of over 25
million children in the United States alone; the right to express their
views and to have their views given 'due weight'; and the right to seek,
receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of
frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art or
through any other media of the child's choice.
UNICEF'S False Denials
UNICEF denies that it advances any advocacy of particular family planning
methods or abortion. It denies that it funds contraceptive supplies and
sterilization programs. In fact, the public record shows that UNICEF, just
as it claims, "does not advocate any particular view on the choice of the
family planning method." Indeed, UNICEF promotes all methods,
UNICEF boldly predicts that the number of children being born into the
world will 'peak" and then "decline" in the late 1990s. (UNICEF; The State
of the World's Children, 1990, 4). It is UNICEF's stated intention to
produce pressures to bring this about, as the following examples
World Population Conference in 1974: WHO, supported by UNICEF,
worked to establish a public policy "link between health care
and family planning" (Maggie Black, "The Children and the
Nations, The Story of UNICEF," 257)
Henry Labouisse, UNICEF's executive director speaking at that
conference: ". . . national policies in the population field
must be translated into specific measures that directly touch
the lives of individual families" (Ibid.).
James Grant, the present UNICEF executive director: "The central
issue of our time may well turn out to be how the world
addresses the problem of ever-expanding human numbers"
("National Concord," Friday, Jan. 18, 1991).
UNICEF and WHO cooperation: ". . . in creation of population
awareness for policy makers and opinion leaders...." This
cooperation has included "contraceptive prevalence and fertility
preference." Population control pressures and methodologies were
also integrated into sanitation, parasite control and nutrition
programs (1987 Report by the Executive Director of UNFPA).
Commitment to Population Control
Jamaica: UNICEF received $720,684 in UNFPA funds for the purchase of
contraceptives for the National Family Planning Program ("UNFPA Inventory
of Population Projects in Developing Countries Around the World," 1987/88,
Kenya: UNICEF received $700,000 from the World Bank for a Population
Project which established an interagency information and education program
for the promotion of a small family norm; and provided funds for the
establishment of 300 new Maternal and Child Health Family Planning
(MCH/FP) units and an additional 300 Health Centres to be operated by the
Ministry of Health. "In order to increase the project's impact on
fertility, the project was amended in 1985 to include surgical
contraceptive (sterilization) facilities in 13 district hospitals and
family planning clinics" (292).
Malawi: UNICEF received $1.8 million from the World Bank to
participate in a "Family Health Project." The family health components
included MCH services, primary health care, child spacing and nutrition.
In addition, the project would assist in the development of surgical
contraception services (sterilization) and expansion of urban and rural
family health services by training of staff, traditional birth and village
health attendants. The population increase would be slowed through an
increase in women using modern contraceptive methods (333).
Nepal: UNICEF received $795,569 from UNFPA to participate in a joint
project to support FP/MCH activities; provide selected contraceptives; and
organize, expand and improve the quality of sterilization in mobile units
country-wide and in regular health institutions in non-integrated
Bangladesh: UNFPA provided $5,453,023 to UNICEF to "provide support
to the integrated maternal and child health/family planning services and
to the Population Control and Family Planning Division. ("Inventory of
Population Projects in Developing Countries Around the World," 1988/1 989,
Burundi: World Bank funds in the amount of $1.8 million were given to
UNICEF for the purpose of engaging in a Population and Health Project "to
improve maternal and child health status" by strengthening MCH/FP services
and nutrition and "to increase contraceptive prevalence to 14 percent by
UNICEF/Kenya, UNICEF/United Republic of Tanzania and UNICEF/Uganda
distributed a primary school education magazine, Pied Crow Environmental
Special Magazine. The publication is a seven issue series on awareness of
population growth for primary school children ("UNFPA Inventory of
Population Projects in Developing Countries Around the World" 1989/1990
Malaysia: UNICEF participated as executing agent in a $6.5 million
UNFPA Project to consolidate current population programs and further
integrate family planning with other family development programs (331).
UNICEF denies its complicity by crying, "clean hands, clean hands!" while
slyly using World Bank and UNFPA population control money to fund the
clinics, stock the shelves, train the midwives and village health workers
and pay for vans used by those who tour the countryside of developing
nations sterilizing the people.
The public record provides a clear chronicle of UNICEF'S operations which
fund abortion advocacy, abortifacient/contraceptive supplies and
The face behind the mask at UNICEF is a very ugly one, indeed.