Trump administration threatened Ecuador over its support of breastfeeding resolution
10 July, 2018, 00:01 | Author: Wade Massey
President Trump on Monday blasted the "failing NY Times" for reporting that his administration opposed a pro-breastfeeding measure at the United Nations -tied World Health Assembly, claiming the problem was the resolution's limits on promoting formula.
USA officials sought to remove language that called on governments to "protect, promote and support breastfeeding" as well as a separate section that called for governments to restrict the promotion of products that experts agree could cause harm to children.
"What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn almost 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young child health", Patti Rundall, a breastfeeding advocate who attended the assembly, told the Times.
The Times reported that the USA effort this spring during the UN-affiliated world health meeting was largely unsuccessful and that most of the original wording remained.
Initial US hostility was triggered by a draft passage calling on governments to "protect, promote and support breast feeding".
The worldwide infant formula industry, worth $70 billion, is dominated by USA and European countries and has faced plateauing revenue in the developed world in recent years as awareness about the benefits of breast-feeding spreads.
Patti Rundall, policy director for Baby Milk Action, told the Times that "We were astonished, appalled and also saddened".
An Ecuadorian official said that his government did not anticipate the harshness of America's response. Ecuador had planned to introduce the breast-feeding resolution, according to the Times.
'We recognize not all women are able to breastfeed for a variety of reasons.
The tradition of royal christenings
Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake. The Lily Font is a silver baptismal font which was made in 1840 and has been a fixture at royal christenings since then.
The State Department declined to respond to questions, saying it could not discuss private diplomatic conversations.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defended the United States delegation's approach.
With more mothers in developed nations turning to breastfeeding, the Third World is regarded as a potential growth market for infant formula companies.
"These women should have the choice and access to alternatives for the health of their babies, and not be stigmatized for the ways in which they are able to do so", a spokesperson said in an email.
Companies that sell baby formula generate $70billion annually, but those sales have been stagnant due to the increased popularity of breastfeeding.
Maggie Haberman, a White House reporter for the Times, noted in a tweet on Monday that after calling the newspaper's report false, Trump confirmed its central premise: that his administration opposed the resolution.
The United States pressured other countries to stop a resolution that promoted breastfeeding at the United Nations, according to the New York Times. "At what point do they start laughing at us as a country?"
The issue stemmed around the wording of a new resolution that sought to promote breastfeeding. Trump said of his decision to withdraw from the agreement.
In a radio interview before the meeting, the prime minister condemned leaders who engage in anti-migrant rhetoric. A statement from Ford's office said Ottawa was responsible for the influx of asylum seekers.
Former England goalkeeper David Seaman believes Jordan Pickford is relishing proving his critics wrong at the World Cup. England fans have been superb since day one and they're going to have to be louder than ever for the Croatia game.
McDonald's said earlier this year that it would stop using plastic straws at all of its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. A number of local governments have recently passed legislation restricting the use and distribution of plastic straws.
The students also recorded a video of the act and threatened her to make it viral if she reported the matter to anyone, he said. Soon after, other accused students also joined in along with the principal and two other teachers after the video was shared.
Russian Federation head coach Stanislav Cherchesov said his team were understandably disappointed with the result. There was not a single national team in the World Cup that had the complete trust of their country.
Dressed completely at Diana Prince herself, Gal was seen beaming as she held tiny babies who are now too ill to be home. That's the case when it comes to Gal Gadot , whose portrayal of Wonder Woman has endeared her to moviegoers of all ages.
OMCs gain as US-China trade war fears weigh on oil prices
President Trump said on Thursday he may ultimately impose tariffs on more than a half-trillion dollars worth of Chinese goods. Import duties would make US oil uncompetitive in China, forcing its refiners to seek alternative supplies in a tight market.
Trump to Announce His Supreme Court Nominee Tonight
The stakes are enormous, and advocacy groups that don't have to unveil their donors are spending heavily to shape the fight. Some activists are calling for Democrats to adopt a scorched earth policy and block the confirmation process at all costs.
Deal Alert: Get 4 months of Amazon Music for only $0.99
The company ruffled feathers earlier this year when it upped the annual price of a Prime membership from $99 to $119. A large part of Amazon India's ambitions to increase the number of members is focused on tier-2 markets.
Man United Sign Lee Grant From Stoke City
I've spoken to a lot of people about the club and heard nothing but good things", he said. "It's good to get through the door". He feels the addition of Johnstone is the first part of the process in getting West Brom back to the Premier League.