Family Watch Activities & Significant Accomplishments at the United Nations


Played a key role in getting the family recognized as “the natural and fundamental group unit of society” in several important UN resolutions.


Strongly influenced the UN’s adoption of provisions in multiple documents calling for“respect for religious and cultural values” and/or recognizing “the sovereign right of each country” as a condition to implementing key UN resolutions.


Helped UN delegations delete multiple anti-family provisions, including references to “sexual rights,” a term used to promote such things as the legalization of abortion, prostitution, same-sex marriage, explicit sexuality education, and radical homosexual and transgender rights for children and adults.


Rallied governments in multiple UN negotiations to reject harmful “comprehensive sexuality education” that promotes promiscuity to children.


Was instrumental in getting the UN to adopt a number of provisions recognizing parental rights.


Successfully lobbied to get a proposal adopted that discourages prenatal sex selection and the use of girls in prostitution and pornography.


Helped UN Member States on several occasions defeat provisions endorsing the UNAIDS “International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights” that calls for the legalization of abortion, same-sex marriage and prostitution.


Hosted numerous successful side events on a wide variety of family issues during UN meetings and conferences, including on the dangers of comprehensive sexuality education, the myths used to promote abortion, and the importance of family-based care for orphans, including adoption.


Organized and chaired the first major event on the family at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. This event, which was co-sponsored by 54 UN Member States, along with the FWI forums, laid the groundwork for the passage of the “Protection of the Family” resolution, a landmark victory for the pro-family cause at the UN.


Organized the first-ever UN event to promote and defend the critical role of mothers in society. This highly successful event was co-sponsored by four governments and chaired by a UN ambassador.