Vincenzina Santoro is an international economist. She represents the American Family Association of New York at the United Nations.


The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: Guideposts to save the world?

In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a series of goals and targets in order to eradicate poverty, eliminate inequality, and subdue climate change by 2030. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), comprising 17 goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators (to...
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Civil Unions in Italy: The Battle for the Soul of the Family

    On the evening of May 11, the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved by a wide margin a legislative proposal to legalize civil unions for gay (and heterosexual) couples. Known as Cirinnà’s Law, after its sponsor, Senator Monica Cirinnà, the bill had been passed by the...
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“Pare la Guerra!”

“Pare la guerra . . . Stop the war!” Those were the final words uttered by Sr. Maria de Guadalupe, a missionary who has lived in Syria, as she ended her presentation at a United Nations gathering last month titled “Defending Religious Freedom and Other Human Rights: Stopping Mass...
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Women’s Wombs: Not for Hire, Sale or Purchase!

  Maternal surrogacy has become a major item on the reproductive-rights agenda and a rapidly expanding segment of the innovative procreation market. Concocted by whatever means, a human embryo is implanted in a “rented womb” of an unrelated woman—usually a very po...
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Family Day in Italy Was a Resounding Success

Newspaper accounts indicate that despite threatening clouds on a cold Roman day, anywhere from 700,000 (the left-wing press) to close to two million (the organizers) people gathered in Rome Jan. 30 to support the traditional family, currently under attack via a bill in the...
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Pope Gives Short Shrift to Rome March for Life

May 10. It was a hot Roman Sunday as pilgrims headed for St. Peter’s Square for the traditional Papal appearance for the Regina Coeli after which the Pontiff greets the crowds and bestows his apostolic blessing. Clusters of tourists and tour groups as well as couples ambled along...
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“There are no fetal rights!”

It is well known in the pro-life movement that the pro-choice/anti-life lobby at the United Nations has been advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights for many years. The organizations that promote this agenda behave like termites, working to erode and demolish...
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Universal Neo-Malthusianism, Ideological Colonization and the Pope’s Rabbits

Papal exchanges on long distance flights have certain reporters salivating. Ever since the Holy Father’s famous remark, “Who am I to judge?” (taken out of context), uttered in the summer of 2013 on the way back to Rome from World Youth Day in Rio, reporters have waited anxiously...
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Abortion Provider Comes to Queens, NY

Planned Parenthood has a global and national presence; being well-funded, it seeks to provide its “services” at more and more locations. Not content with over 700 “health centers” throughout the United States, the organization recently broke ground for the construction of a $9...
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Issues Controversial Statement on the Family

It is customary for the Secretary-General of the United Nations to issue a statement every time there is a special day designated by the UN to honor or commemorate something or other. May 15th is chosen as the “International Day of Families.” Ban Ki-moon’s statement to mark this...
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