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STATEMENT BY CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN MALONEY ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY SECRETARY ALBRIGHT TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING
NEW YORK -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today, after Secretary of State Madeline Albright's remarks on international family planning at the State Department press briefing:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement this morning:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, after learning about negotiations between the Administration and GOP congressional leaders to trade $1 billion in back dues to the United Nations for language linking the dues payments to restrictions on abortion advocacy, Congressional Women's Caucus Co-Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, legislation sponsored by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), House Concurrent Resolution 188 commending Greece and Turkey for their swift responses to the devastating earthquakes that struck the countries in August and early September, passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, DC -- "Today, there are six billion people on earth. But these numbers only tell part of the story. It is the people, and especially women and the one billion youth around the world, who will ultimately determine whether we grow in the next 50 years to 9 or 12 billion people, or to 50 or 75 billion.
I would like to thank Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan for making her first official visit to Capitol Hill today. Queen Noor has been a exemplary and admirable leader of the campaign to eradicate landmines. I am honored that she has chosen to bring her compassion for this issue to our nation's Capitol today. And I sincerely hope Her Majesty's visit will convince my colleagues beyond a doubt to support funding for persons tragically hurt by anti-personal landmines.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last night, conferees for the Foreign Operations Appropriations bill agreed to include in their conference report the House-passed UNFPA language - $25 million, minus the amount spent on China - and to continue current law with regard to US AID's population program.
In the past decade we have witnessed great advances for peace and justice throughout the world. We have witnessed the end of the cold war and break-up of the Soviet Union. We have seen the triumph of democracy in South Africa and movement toward peace in the Middle East and in Northern Ireland. These events have been beacons of hope for us all. In the light of these advances, the situation in Cyprus is all the more tragic for that island remains divided by the shackles of occupation and oppression. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the brutal Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus. You don't have to be a Cypriot to feel outrage and pain that parts of Cyprus have been occupied for 25 years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Last year Congress altogether eliminated US contributions to the UNFPA. Because the US did not contribute to the UNFPA, in one year alone an additional 1,200 women and 22,500 infants died during pregnancy and an additional 870,000 women and men were deprived of effective contraception. Since the UNFPA’s inception 30 years ago, the US has been its largest donor," Congresswoman Maloney said in a statement this afternoon.
Lori Berenson has been held prisoner in a Peruvian jail for more than two years. She was sentenced to life in prison by a secret Peruvian military tribunal, on January 11, 1996. Such proceedings are widely regarded as violations of international law.