US Envoy Threatened Nations On Breastfeeding Resolution

Опубликовано 9 июля 2018, 0:27
The New York Times reported Sunday, the United States threatened nations in an effort to blunt a World Health Assembly resolution supporting breastfeeding this spring.
CNN reports that the US delegation worked hard, but largely unsuccessfully, to water down a resolution recognizing the importance of breastfeeding for infants and working against misleading attempts to sell substitutes for a mother's milk. The initial report came from the Times reported in which more than a dozen participants from various countries were cited. Many requested anonymity for fear of US retaliation.
According to the Times, the US delegation threatened retribution on trade and military aid to Ecuador to get the nation to drop the resolution. It said at least a dozen countries also avoided the resolution out of fear of the US. Members of the delegation also suggested cutting US funding for the World Health Organization.
Eventually, Russia introduced the resolution, and the US was unable to blunt the measure.

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