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Saturday, 05 August 2017

Periscope: Academic Study on “Why Leaders Lie?” (5)

It may be interesting at this juncture to look at how a sitting US president lies openly to the whole stating

what the whole world knows is just lies and fabrications. One of these recent models is the case of the UNFPA.
President Donald Trump just recently cut $32.5 million from one of the United Nations’ lead agencies as part of his effort to crack down on U.S. abortion funding around the world.
The funding, which had already been earmarked for this current fiscal year, will be yanked from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN’s family planning agency.
But the UNFPA strongly disagrees. In a statement of its own, the agency said it “regrets” the United States’ decision to “deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over.”
This decision is based on the erroneous claim that UNFPA “supports, or participates in the management of, a programme of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization” in China. UNFPA refutes this claim, as all of its work promotes the human rights of individuals and couples to make their own decisions, free of coercion or discrimination. Indeed, United Nations Member States have long described UNFPA’s work in China as a force for good.
The U.S.’s funding accounts for roughly 7 percent of the UNFPA’s international budget, according to agency officials, who claim the American contribution in 2016 enabled the fund to save thousands of women from dying in childbirth, prevented 947,000 unintended pregnancies, and prevented 295,000 unsafe abortions.
The UNFPA statement continued: We have always valued the United States as a trusted partner and leader in helping to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. We, therefore, look forward to continuing our work with the United States to address these global concerns and to restore our strong partnership to save the lives of women and girls globally, within the framework of the global development goals, thereby leaving no one behind.
Trump’s decision to withhold UNFPA funding is not unique to his administration. The decision to cut funding for the U.N. family planning arm occurs often under Republican administrations, and it is frequently reversed when a Democrat is in the White House.
The money will still be used to help people internationally. Rather than going to the UNFPA, the funds will be redirected to the U.S. Agency for International Development, which conducts similar initiatives related to family planning.
Just see the amount of hypocrisy in this decision. But what is humiliating to the whole world is the US can hold the whole world hostages for just $ 23.5 million can hold the world hostage. This amount is spent by some ballooners in one night party they cannot forgo one night to pay the UNFPA budget deficit.