Here was the announcement of an alliance between the World Economic Forum and United Nations
World Economic Forum and UN Sign Strategic Partnership Framework | 13 June 2019
The partnership identifies six areas of focus – financing the 2030 Agenda, climate change, health, digital cooperation, gender equality and empowerment of women, education and skills – to strengthen and broaden their combined impact by building on existing and new collaborations
. . . The World Economic Forum and the United Nations signed today a Strategic Partnership Framework outlining areas of cooperation to deepen institutional engagement and jointly accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The framework was drafted based on a mapping of existing collaboration between the two institutions and will enable a more strategic and coordinated approach towards delivering impact.
The actual framework agreement is here and it’s quite intense:
. . . accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, addressing inequalities within and among countries, and leaving no one behind
1.Financing the 2030 Agenda:The UN-Forum partnership will focus on aligning financial systems and accelerating finance flows toward the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. . . . investing, especially in small island developing States, least developed countries and landlocked developing countries, . . . mobilise the private sector to scale up green, renewable energy and energy efficiency investments; harness the potential of financial innovation, new technologies and digitalisation to increase financing for the SDGs and to meet the Paris Agreement on Climate Change; enhance digital financial inclusion [I think this means digital currency];. . .
So you’ve got everything on the cards.
2.Climate Change: The UN-Forum partnership will focus on achieving clear, measurable and public commitments from the private sector to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and scale-up the services required to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Collaboration will seek to increase the ambition of and accelerate commitments and platforms for public private cooperation in critical high-emitting sectors such as transportation, including land-based transport, shipping and air travel, and heavy industry, particularly steel, cement, oil and gas and aluminium in order to advance the economic transformations necessary to limit global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, the UN-Forum partnership will increase the ambition of and accelerate commitments and platforms for public private cooperation in critical areas of adaptation such as early warning systems, disaster risk reduction, improving the resiliency of essential services such as water/sanitation, health and education (where the private sector plays an increasingly important role) and in providing livelihood opportunities and skills for the circular economy.
I don’t like the term “carbon neutrality” at all.
I recognize the insane goal from past agreements of trying to “limit global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius” except it seems to have dropped 0.5 degrees. Their theory is that human activity–like “high-emitting” transportation makes the earth warm up. Prove it. But they seem to believe it, so probably they will use that to slow things down so that only the most privileged individuals and corporations will be able to travel. So maybe that explains why the COVID-19 situation has been used in the way it has–to make everything tougher–including industry and air travel.
3.Health: Health is both an outcome and a driver of sustainable development, and requires a multisectoral, gender-responsive, rights-based response. The UN-Forum partnership will support countries to realize universal health coverage to achieve good health and well-being for all, within the context of the 2030 Agenda. Collaboration between the UN and the Forum will focus on addressing key emerging global health threats, including antimicrobial resistance, mental health and other issues that demand stronger multi-stakeholder partnerships and action.
Health as a power grab. The World Economic Forum also funded Event 201 as I referred to in my last post.
4.Digital Cooperation: Collaboration between the UN and the Forum to meet the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will seek to advance global analysis, dialogue and standards for digital governance and digital inclusiveness; and promote public-private partnerships to address global reskilling and lifelong learning for the future requirements for work and preparing the world’s 1.8 billion young people for this transition.
We didn’t know we had this group ruling over billions of people. They’ll focus on the young.
5.Gender equality and the empowerment of women: Gender equality is a goal in its own right and fundamental for upholding the commitments of the 2030 Agenda. The UN and the Forum will foster multi-stakeholder partnerships and coalitions for full participation and equal opportunities of women at all levels of decision making and for productive participation of women in the labour force and will promote equal pay for work of equal value across sectors and occupations as well as within them. The UN and the Forum will advocate for legal frameworks and policies and effective mechanisms for the elimination of discrimination and harassment towards women in the workplace, in public and private spheres.
First of all, I know that means they don’t want most women raising families. That’s what Sustainable Development means – it means population control. And they don’t want there to be too much in the way of positive interaction between genders either in terms of long-term bonding. This is what equality means–interfering between traditional roles–that’s what slave-owners don’t want. Too much intimacy in terms of commitment was frowned upon in Brave New World. No family loyalties at all. In 1984 it was discouraged altogether. It’s amazing how they have sold it to us over the decades. All of this will lead to abuses by those who are the most privileged. There will not really be a utopia.
6.Education and Skills: Education is an indispensable force for reducing inequalities, promoting social and economic inclusion, and driving inclusive green growth to achieve the SDGs. To keep pace with shifting labour market demands, technological disruptions and the increasing mobility of people, education has to transform in relation to the rapidly changing world of work. The UN-Forum partnership will strengthen linkages between governments, business, education and civil society to improve access to relevant education and training, strengthen skills anticipations systems, recognize skills and qualifications within and across-borders, integrate AI in education and empower youth, especially the most vulnerable, with competencies for life and decent work.
I didn’t try to quote the whole document but it’s interesting.