Trump Administration Moves To Eliminate Word ‘Gender’ From U.N. Human Rights Documents, The Guardian Reports
The Guardian: Trump administration wants to remove ‘gender’ from U.N. human rights documents
“The U.S. Mission to the United Nations is seeking to eliminate the word ‘gender’ from U.N. human rights documents, most often replacing it with ‘woman,’… At recent meetings of the U.N.’s Third Committee, which is concerned with ‘social, humanitarian, and cultural’ rights, U.S. diplomats have been pushing for the rewriting of General Assembly policy statements to remove what the administration argues is vague and politically correct language, reflecting what it sees as an ‘ideology’ of treating gender as an individual choice rather than an unchangeable biological fact. … ‘We are seeing this more and more coming up on the Third Committee, and this is going to be a battle in the coming weeks,’ said a U.N. diplomat. The diplomat noted that U.S. policy on the word is not entirely consistent. … The U.S. Mission to the U.N. referred inquiries to the State Department, which did not offer a comment before publication…” (Borger, 10/25).