In September, The UN Launches A Major Sustainable Development Agenda For The Entire Planet

By Michael Snyder

The UN plans to launch a brand new plan for managing the entire globe at the Sustainable Development Summit that it will be hosting from September 25th to September 27th.  Some of the biggest names on the planet, including Pope Francis, will be speaking at this summit.

This new sustainable agenda focuses on climate change of course, but it also specifically addresses topics such as economics, agriculture, education and gender equality.  For those wishing to expand the scope of “global governance”, sustainable development is the perfect umbrella because just about all human activity affects the environment in some way.  The phrase “for the good of the planet” can be used as an excuse to micromanage virtually every aspect of our lives.

So for those who are concerned about the growing power of the United Nations, this summit in September is something to keep an eye on.  Never before have I seen such an effort to promote a UN summit on the environment, and this new sustainable development agenda is literally a framework for managing the entire globe.

If you are not familiar with this new sustainable development agenda, the following is what the official United Nations website says about it…

The United Nations is now in the process of defining Sustainable Development Goals as part a new sustainable development agenda that must finish the job and leave no one behind. This agenda, to be launched at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, is currently being discussed at the UN General Assembly, where Member States and civil society are making contributions to the agenda.

The process of arriving at the post 2015 development agenda is Member State-led with broad participation from Major Groups and other civil society stakeholders. There have been numerous inputs to the agenda, notably a set of Sustainable Development Goals proposed by an open working group of the General Assembly, the report of an intergovernmental committee of experts on sustainable development financing, General Assembly dialogues on technology facilitation and many others.

Posted below are the 17 sustainable development goals that are being proposed so far.  Some of them seem quite reasonable.  After all, who wouldn’t want to “end poverty”.  But as you go down this list, you soon come to realize that just about everything is involved in some way.  In other words, this truly is a template for radically expanded “global governance”.  Once again, this was taken directly from the official UN website

1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
3. Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation
10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of agreements made by the UNFCCC forum)
14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss
16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

As you can see, this list goes far beyond “saving the environment” or “fighting climate change”.

It truly covers just about every realm of human activity.

Another thing that makes this new sustainable development agenda different is the unprecedented support that it is getting from the Vatican and from Pope Francis himself.

In fact, Pope Francis is actually going to travel to the UN and give an address to kick off the Sustainable Development Summit on September 25th

His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the UN on 25 September 2015, and give an address to the UN General Assembly immediately ahead of the official opening of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

This Pope has been very open about his belief that climate change is one of the greatest dangers currently facing our world.  Just a couple of weeks ago, he actually brought UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Vatican to speak about climate change and sustainable development.  Here is a summary of what happened…

On 28 April, the Secretary-General met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and later addressed senior religious leaders, along with the Presidents of Italy and Ecuador, Nobel laureates and leading scientists on climate change and sustainable development.

Amidst an unusually heavy rainstorm in Rome, participants at the historic meeting gathered within the ancient Vatican compound to discuss what the Secretary-General has called the “defining challenge of our time.”

The mere fact that a meeting took place between the religious and scientific communities on climate change was itself newsworthy. That it took place at the Vatican, was hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and featured the Secretary-General as the keynote speaker was all the more striking.

In addition, Pope Francis is scheduled to release a major encyclical this summer which will be primarily focused on the environment and climate change.  The following comes from the New York Times

The much-anticipated environmental encyclical that Pope Francis plans to issue this summer is already being translated into the world’s major languages from the Latin final draft, so there’s no more tweaking to be done, several people close to the process have told me in recent weeks.

I think that we can get a good idea of the kind of language that we will see in this encyclical from another Vatican document which was recently released.  It is entitled “Climate Change and The Common Good”, and it was produced by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.  The following is a brief excerpt

Unsustainable consumption coupled with a record human population and the uses of inappropriate technologies are causally linked with the destruction of the world’s sustainability and resilience. Widening inequalities of wealth and income, the world-wide disruption of the physical climate system and the loss of millions of species that sustain life are the grossest manifestations of unsustainability. The continued extraction of coal, oil and gas following the “business-as-usual mode” will soon create grave existential risks for the poorest three billion, and for generations yet unborn.

Climate change resulting largely from unsustainable consumption by about 15% of the world’s population has become a dominant moral and ethical issue for society. There is still time to mitigate unmanageable climate changes and repair ecosystem damages, provided we reorient our attitude toward nature and, thereby, toward ourselves. Climate change is a global problem whose solution will depend on our stepping beyond national affiliations and coming together for the common good. Such transformational changes in attitudes would help foster the necessary institutional reforms and technological innovations for providing the energy sources that have negligible effect on global climate, atmospheric pollution and eco-systems, thus protecting generations yet to be born. Religious institutions can and should take the lead in bringing about that change in attitude towards Creation.

The Catholic Church, working with the leadership of other religions, can now take a decisive role by mobilizing public opinion and public funds to meet the energy needs of the poorest 3 billion people, thus allowing them to prepare for the challenges of unavoidable climate and eco-system changes. Such a bold and humanitarian action by the world’s religions acting in unison is certain to catalyze a public debate over how we can integrate societal choices, as prioritized under UN’s sustainable development goals, into sustainable economic development pathways for the 21st century, with projected population of 10 billion or more.

Under this Pope, the Vatican has become much more political than it was before, and sustainable development has become the Vatican’s number one political issue.

And did you notice the language about “the world’s religions acting in unison”?  Clearly, the Vatican believes that it has the power to mobilize religious leaders all over the planet and have them work together to achieve the “UN’s sustainable development goals”.

I can never remember a time when the United Nations and the largest religious institution on the planet, the Catholic Church, have worked together so closely.

So what will the end result of all this be?

Should we be concerned about this new sustainable development agenda?

Please feel free to add to the discussion by posting a comment below…

This article first appeared here at the Economic Collapse Blog.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.


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12 Comments on "In September, The UN Launches A Major Sustainable Development Agenda For The Entire Planet"

  1. James Bennett | May 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm | Reply

    Yes Michael, we should be very concerned.
    All 17 goals are lies except:
    5) Warm ‘n fuzzy rhetoric; their specialty.
    10) Oppressors always seek to make everyone equal – they promote genocide all over the planet. That’s equitable, I suppose.
    12) Orchestrate and/or portray lack, scarcity and shortages.
    13) Perpetuating the biggest lie of the 21st Century which they commissioned as the ultimate fear instrument for the oppressor’s favorite tool: The Hegelian Dialectic- Problem / Reaction / Solution.
    17) Truth! Yes UN globalists do want to implement their Agenda for the 21st Century all over the World (recently renamed ‘Future Earth’; A21 was gettin’ a bad rap).
    UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Development is the comprehensive cradle to grave blueprint.
    Outlining inventory, privatization and control of EVERYTHING under the guise of environmentalism.
    However the tyrants at the top of this scheme don’t give a flip about the environment, never did.
    The real goal is to kill off 90% of us, enslave who’s left – but that doesn’t have a nice ring to it.
    Employing incrementalism and it’s partner in crime indoctrination.
    Secrecy, lies, bought and paid for (with your $) ‘studies’.
    An alphabet of created / co-opted / highjacked agencies (corporations), ‘citizen groups’ (local lobbyists) and NGOs which which have no legal right dictating to elected representation.
    The most significant of which is ICLEI: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (now often referring to itself as ‘Local Governments for Sustainability’).
    This UN sponsored NGO’s sole purpose is to implement the action plan that is A21 on a local level; THIS is how UN globalists include YOUR community in their sphere of influence.
    Cities and Counties literally sign a contract to become an ICLEI ‘Charter’.
    Agreeing to be accountable to this NGO with measurable, chronological ‘goals’ – often incentivized with grant (read debt) money. Appropriations that an NGO should never afforded.
    Once your town signs up with ICLEI; you can forget everything you were taught in civic’s class. As the the whole dynamic central to representative government has been supplanted – city hall effectively no longer work for you!
    ICLEI works with COGs (‘Councils Of Government’), you have one in your community – deceiving name as COGs aren’t part of our government.
    Imposing regionalism (the last big step toward local globalism), land use schemes, undermining small business, property rights, rural / ag life and automobile use.
    Privatizing water and everything else, redundant taxation – the antithesis of our founding principles and our liberty.

    There are (were) approximately 650 ICLEI Charters in the U.S. – about 250 have KICKED ICLEI OUT!!!

    I strongly suggest that you learn to recognize / expose / RESIST this cancer on a LOCAL LEVEL (if you you haven’t already).
    Because the LAST thing we need in this next chapter, is the very cabal behind ALL that is wrong, calling the shots in OUR community.

    Ways to get ourselves and other up to speed on Agenda 21:
    Read the 2012 RNC Resolution UNANIMOUSLY denouncing A21 (search).
    Search: Rosa Koire, read her book: Behind the Green Mask UN Agenda 21.
    Search: Freedom Advocates and Agenda 21 news.

    • You forgot to mention that Agenda 21 is a treasonous activity against the American people and the US Constitution. That all who are supporting and involved with ICLEI, and the multitude of other Agenda 21 agencies are TRAITORS to the USA and need to be arrested, charged, prosecuted with the death penalty being the end result if found guilty as charged.

      • James Bennett | May 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm | Reply

        Yes.
        I served my city council, mayor, city mgr. with Misprision of Treason documents. Video taped it, got it all date stamped by the clerk (citing Article 1, Section 10).
        Thing is, now I’ve come to doubt if we even have a Constitution.
        As the ‘Emergency Banking Act of 1933’ keeps us in a perpetual ‘National Emergency’ as it has been renewed several times.
        I know we have fundamental betrayal and secrecy.

        • We have a Constitution.

          We also have domestic enemies of the USA, actually traitors, serving within our governments – state and federal. We have people who no longer meet the qualifications, if they ever did, to serve within our governments. Then we have those “agencies” under one branch of the government UNLAWFULLY using the powers and authorities granted to EACH branch, and denied to the other two branches.

          They are unlawful, but the people in it are going to keep “just doing their jobs” because they know nothing else until we no longer have a nation, millions are killed – up to and quite possible including themselves – and we are part of the One World government or New World Order – whichever name one wants to call it, which is basically still the “Rule the World” concept fought over and over throughout history.

          It took decades for this to be accomplished with the assistance of those who “just follow orders” and “just do their jobs”.

          Have you read Dr. Edwin Vieira’s “Three Rights”? Small book.

          What you can do, if you feel like it, is go to oathkeepers.org and look up the Community Preparedness Teams – you do NOT have to be a member of oathkeepers.

          Start one in your area with their assistance,they will provide the training for free. To stop this we must first control our neighborhood, our city, our county, our states, and we must NOT depend on any government agency to “assist” us.

          Go to cspoa.org and find your constitutional sheriff and then volunteer to train with them and become part of the Militia the US Constitution requires us to be and assist him/her when needed and called upon. A few of sheriffs already have over a couple of thousand volunteers they have trained and rely upon.

          The US Constitution assigned a few duties to the people themselves, plus the duties of overseeing and dumping those who serve within our governments.

          One is Elections – the peoples voice. Election Fraud is treason against the American people and the US Constitution at any level.

          Two is the Militia of the several states. They are NOT under any government branch, but both the federal and state governments are constitutionally REQUIRED to use them to enforce the (constitutional) laws and the first layer of defense for our neighborhoods, cities, states, nation.

          The Militia has as its constitutionally assigned duties to:
          — Enforce the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
          — Enforce and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
          — Protect the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
          — “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

          The US Constitution guarantees to each state to keep its own government but it must be a “Republican form of government”.

          It is every state’s Militia that is the ONLY Constitutionally assigned force to “counter Invasions” and “Domestic Violence” within our nation.

          As John Adams said in “A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States”, 475: “To
          suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, countries or districts of a state, is to demolish every
          constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.”

          What does that mean? The US Constitution is the supreme LAW, and each state Constitution is the highest LAW of the state EXCEPT if in conflict with the US Constitution, then the US Constitution takes precedence. That is what the Militia is under, its lawful duties are defined by what the US Constitution and each state Constitution says, and then by all laws that are in Pursuance thereof the US Constitution.

          What does this mean? It means that though the state and federal governments are REQUIRED to use the Militias to enforce the laws, defend the states/nations, those who serve within them are NOT the “boss” of the Militia, but the US Constitution and the State Constitution (if within a state) is the final boss.

          Example.
          Lets say that you, as the Militia, are sent to remove an organic farmer from their land and livelihood by the Governor of your state. Knowing that the US Constitution does not allow this action, so that means that the state Constitution cannot allow that action, you refuse.

          Lawfully there is no one else that governor can turn to for that theft and unlawful action on the part of the state.

          How bad is the federal governments overreach and treason? The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, it must be observed that the only crimes assigned to the federal government in the Constitution for law enforcement purposes are Treason, Piracy, Counterfeiting, and International law violations. Nothing else is under their LAWFUL jurisdiction.

          Next is the Grand Jury – which the “California legislature” is now making a move against – is another tool of the people. It is NOT under the jurisdiction of either the state or federal governments. Like the Militia, it is the peoples tool via the US Constitution, to keep those who serve within our governments in check.

          “The grand jury is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but not in the body of the Constitution. It has not been textually assigned, therefore, to any of the branches described in the first three Articles. It
          is a constitutional fixture in its own right. In fact the whole theory of its function is that it belongs to no branch of the institutional government, serving as a
          kind of buffer or referee between the Government and the people”.

          “Thus, citizens have the unbridled right to empanel their own grand juries and present “True Bills” of indictment to a court, which is then required to
          commence a criminal proceeding. Our Founding Fathers presciently thereby created a “buffer” the
          people may rely upon for justice, when public officials, including judges, criminally violate the law.”
          (Misbehavior, “Good Behaviour” requirement – will explain this after)

          “The grand jury is an institution separate from the courts, over whose functioning the courts do not preside, we think it clear that, as a general matter at least, no such “supervisory” judicial authority exists.
          The “common law” of the Fifth Amendment demands a traditional functioning grand jury.”

          “Although the grand jury normally operates, of course, in the courthouse and under judicial auspices, its institutional relationship with the
          judicial branch has traditionally been, so to speak, at arm’s length. Judges’ direct involvement in the functioning of the grand jury has generally been confined to the constitutive one of calling the
          grand jurors together and administering their oaths of office. The grand jury’s functional independence from the judicial branch is evident both in the scope of its power to investigate criminal wrongdoing, and in the manner in which that power is exercised.”

          “The grand jury ‘can investigate merely on suspicion that the law is being violated, or even because it wants assurance that it is not.’ It need not identify the offender it suspects, or even “the
          precise nature of the offense” it is investigating. The grand jury requires no authorization from its constituting court to initiate an investigation, nor does the prosecutor require leave of court to seek a grand jury indictment. And in its day-to-day functioning, the grand jury generally operates without the interference of a presiding judge. It swears in its own witnesses and deliberates in total secrecy.”

          “Recognizing this tradition of independence, we have said the 5th Amendment’s constitutional guarantee presupposes an investigative body ‘acting independently of either prosecuting attorney or judge”

          “Given the grand jury’s operational separateness from its constituting court, it should come as no surprise that we have been reluctant to invoke the judicial supervisory power as a basis for prescribing
          modes of grand jury procedure. Over the years, we have received many requests to exercise supervision over the grand jury’s evidence-taking process, but we have refused them all. “it would run counter to the whole history of the grand jury
          institution” to permit an indictment to be challenged “on the ground that there was incompetent or inadequate evidence before the grand jury.” (Plus it would be unlawful) Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the majority said In the Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, 112 S.Ct. 1735, 504 U.S. 36, 118 L.Ed.2d 352 (1992)

          The “Good Behaviour” requirement of all judges – state and federal, is another tool of the people to rein in the judicials.

          US Constitution, Article III, Section 1: “The
          judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good
          Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

          James Madison, Fed 39, 250 – 53: “According to the provisions of most of the constitutions, again, as well as according to the most respectable and received opinions on the subject, the members of the judiciary department are to retain their offices by the firm tenure of good behaviour.”

          What is “Good Behaviour”?

          The US Constitution assigns what all judges, state and federal, must do to be allowed to stay in a judicial position, they are:
          — Required to take, and keep, an Oath(s), or a
          combined Oath.
          — Required to “support and defend” the US Constitution and all that is in Pursuance thereof it before the duties of the office they occupy.
          — Required to carry out the enumerated duties assigned to the judicial branch by the US Constitution in a constitutional manner.

          That is “Good Behaviour” for judges.

          They can be removed for not using good behavior, for misbehavior, but they get their day in court and it is the JURY of the PEOPLE who decide if they misused their office.

  2. Just because the POPE has his name on it I’m suppose to think this is the greatest thing going…..going….going…gone ! NO ! This is full of crap !
    If anything we have lost too many children to abortions !!! If people have left the church it’s the popes own fault for not keeping the priest in line and from committing all those sins against the people, Then they had to pay out all that money and shut down a lot of those churches! The pope is still hiding one of those men in his Vatican. I do not go to church any more because of these reasons. That horrible person is from my neighborhood !
    If this isn’t posted I’m going to think this site is corrupt also !
    Freedom of speech !!!

    • I don’t think its this site doing the censoring when your comments are not posted.
      Post something lame & tell readers to click on your name to read what you really wanted to say. All comments are stored behind the scenes.
      I just learned this trick. Try it click on your name.

  3. gozounlimited | May 13, 2015 at 12:08 pm | Reply

    The United Nations is a hotbed for corruption and abuse. It is opaque,
    diplomatically immune, largely unaccountable – and has come to regard
    billions in U.S. tax dollars not as a privilege to be earned, but as an
    entitlement.

    The UN does not issue clear reports to donor nations on how their money is
    spent. That includes the United States, the U.N.’s biggest donor, which
    bankrolls roughly 25% of the U.N.’s soaring system-wide spending.

    The U.N. in some cases uses U.S. money to actively undermine American
    values and interests.

    TheU.N. has failed to reform. Following the Oil-for-Food scandal, in which
    the U.N. profited from and covered up for billions in Baghdad kickbacks
    and corruption, the U.N. in 2006 promised greater transparency,
    accountability, an end to Peacekeeper rape, the elimination of redundant
    mandates, and a more ethical culture. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
    arrived in office in 2007 promising “to restore trust” and calling for a
    system-wide audit. None of these things has been accomplished.

    Inside the U.N., a special anti-corruption task force set up in 2006 was
    dissolved at the end of 2008. The U.N.’s internal audit division, the
    Office of Internal Oversight Services, has been roiled with scandals and
    frictions, including a former chief of the unit accusing the UN
    Secretary-General of “deplorable” actions to impede her hiring of
    investigators, and charging that “the secretariat is now in a process of
    decay.”

    • The UN was created to do exactly what it is doing today. It was always a lie when they said it was to promote “peace”. It was to create a one world government, the old “control the world” thing rearing its ugly head again.

      Who created the UN?

      Edward
      Stettinius Jr. was the son of a J.P. Morgan partner who had
      been the world’s largest munitions dealer in the First World War. He
      had been named by J.P. Morgan to oversee all purchases of
      munitions by both France and England in the United States throughout
      the war.

      John
      Foster Dulles
      was also an accomplished warmonger. In 1933, he and his brother Allen
      had rushed to Cologne to meet with Adolf Hitler and guaranteed him
      the funds to maintain the Nazi regime. The Dulles brothers were
      representing their clients, Kuhn Loeb Co., and the
      Rothschilds.

      Alger Hiss was the chosen one of the communist elite in the united States. When he was chosen as head of the prestigious Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after World War II, his nomination was seconded by John Foster Dulles. He was later sent to prison for perjury for lying about his exploits as a Soviet espionage agent.

      This secret meeting in the Garden Room was the first military strategy session, with many more to follow, of the United Nations. This meeting was dedicated to its mission of exploding the world’s first atomic weapon on a living population. Plus created the entire strategy of the Cold War, which lasted forty-three years, cost
      American taxpayers approximately five trillion dollars.

      Like the “Patriot Act”, etc the name and “mission” was distorted to something the American people would accept. That was necessary as the USA and its military was to become the enforcement arm throughout the world of the One World Government, which it has done.

      Panneta, Dempsey, and Obama gave the UN the US Military, which is TREASON.

      Those who serve within our US Military who REFUSED to break their Oath and put on UN uniforms and carry out UN missions have been imprisoned, though they are actually US HEROES, while the others who “just follow orders’ and “just do their jobs” are made into Traitors to their nation, and soon, if they can get it done, will be used against their own people and nation in an act of war, where if we succeed in defending we will be required to prosecute our own family members for treason for the sole reason that they did not keep and understand their Oath is to the US Constitution, NOT to ANY person of whatever rank or office they may hold.

  4. UN are intolerant maniacs….human rights violators

  5. I can think of a nice welcome for the UN.

  6. amongst the 17 points i see no mention of ending the wars begun by the usa/zio’s in africa, ukraine, or middle east. i see no indication that the worlds richest religion will ease the poverty of its members in the philipines.

  7. Doug Stevens | May 15, 2015 at 9:28 am | Reply

    This congregation (UN) is made up of people who have zero remorse when hundreds of children are caught in a directed napalm cauldron or a dark night carpet bombing run when corpo-political statutes, mandates and decrees are being enforced on a country which perceives itself to be independent and sovereign.

    When this congregation makes plans for the global population it certainly will NOT be for the benefit of the global population no matter how sweet the camouflage icing appears.

    All we can expect is a Bolshevik-style global take-over inside a Technocratic control grid system all flavoured with deceptive semantic condiments.

    Eventually, again, dissent will be brutally exterminated and the rest will be subjected to a harrowing, oppressive wealth extraction process – as is already quite clearly evident.

    Why would TPP regulations be so paranoiacally, ominously SECRET? The “global population” certainly have every reason to become paranoid about all this undercover dealings between the “corporate elite” and the politicians!

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