Brazil Allies With Muslim Countries on Sex and Family Issues at the UN

The government endorsed the Saudi and Bahraini views on education. Itamaraty also advocated Pakistan's proposal to eliminate sex education from the UN resolution and defended the proposal to declare that there are no sexual and reproductive rights.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The official discourse is that the new Brazilian government has a mission to defend western values and even to fight for the preservation of Christianity. However, during UN voting, the government found that it is one of the few countries in the world to ally with the ultra-conservative ideals of the Muslim world.

On Thursday, July 11th, following weeks of debate, resolutions on how to tackle abuse were put to the vote in the UN human rights council. Throughout the day, some of the most conservative proposals in the Muslim world received the unexpected support . . .

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