Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 25th, 1995
No duplicity or hypocrisy here. It's part of a U.N.-ordained method, known as expressing "reservations," for achieving consensus while allowing disagreement with policy guidelines.
The 189 governments at the U.N. women's conference adopted its platform for action and declaration of principles by consensus on September 15, 1995. No vote was taken.
Many of the more than 40 countries that took exception to parts of the document - which runs the gamut from...
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