Revised: October 19, 2022
The United Nations Agenda 21 document: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/agenda21/english/Agenda21.pdf (local copy here: http://www.canadianliberty.com/documents/Agenda21.pdf).
United Nations Conference on Environment & Development
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992
(I have used the correct spelling of “Rio de Janeiro” which is misspelled in the document’s title.)
Note: The abbreviation for United Nations Conference on Environment and Development is UNCED.
The intent of Agenda 21 is complete control–to create an inventory of and monitor all resources globally. It’s like William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book on a global scale.
21 refers to the 21st century.
There are more recent updates of Agenda 21 with specific plans for specific stages, such as Agenda 2030, and there are many other related documents, but my commentary focuses on the 1992 Agenda 21 document.
In this commentary, I’m going to use some word count frequency analysis in order to emphasize certain themes.
Chapter 1 is the Preamble.
Paragraph 1.1 refers to supposed problems and offers the supposed solution.
For example, it makes a lot of claims, e.g., referring to “worsening of poverty, hunger, . . . , and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems . . . “.
The claimed solution is “integration of environment and development concerns and greater attention to them will lead to the fulfilment of basic needs, improved living standards for all, better protected and managed ecosystems and a safer, more prosperous future.” In my opinion, a lot of false promises are listed here, especially the points about prosperity and higher living standards.
It asserts that “No nation can achieve this on its own.” Why not?
But “. . . together we can – in a global partnership for sustainable development.” Why would that succeed? No argument or evidence is provided for these claims.
One of the themes is this concept of “global partnership” in contrast to what we normally understand as democracy or one person, one vote.
There are 4 instances of the phrase “Global Partnership.”
This idea of “global partnership” is not democratic. In terms of the interests of Canadians (an example of a nation which allegedly can’t achieve anything on its own), there is no vote for representative voices either at the United Nations or the “global partnership” being referred to.
The following formula is familiar to some of us to describe how a power grab takes place–the removal or weakening of rights, the confiscation of wealth, the removal of the power of individuals and local sovereignty:
1) Present the alleged problems.
2) Define the reaction whether there is one or not.
3) Present the alleged solution, which is a “global partnership” carrying out the plans in Agenda 21.
Who is going to fund the “global partnership”? We are. Who is going to call the shots? Somebody “above” us, not us!
In parallel to Agenda 21, the first climate change deal was enacted at Rio (Section 9.2 refers to “the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”).
Over the years there have been further climate change initiatives until we saw carbon taxes arrive in various Canadian provinces.
What does “sustainable development” mean? It’s just another term for the plans of Agenda 21.
The term “Sustainable Development” is used 335 times in the Agenda 21 document.
Sustainability: 42 instances
Sustainable: 621 instances
Do an Internet search that includes one of the above words combined with the name of your local town, city, county, state or province and see what organizations come up.