Agenda 21 on Steroids

by Debbie Coffey

The Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development is Agenda 21 on steroids. If you take the word “Environment” out of the title (which seems to be thrown in to placate you), and call this the International Covenant on Development, you will more clearly see the intent of this manifesto. The Covenant is intended to become a binding Global Treaty and the template for international law. International attorneys have been hammering this out for about 16 years. The 4th draft was issued in 2010. The Covenant is about control of development, and social engineering, by the United Nations. Remember, the United Nations is a trade organization funded by money from corporations, organizations and associations funded by corporations, and foreign governments. The Covenant states it focuses on “social and economic pillars.” In the Covenant’s footnotes, it refers to the constitutions of Brazil, India, Namibia, and even the Islamic Republic of Iran. But this manifesto doesn’t adhere to the U.S. Constitution. If the Covenant is adapted by the United States, it will be the end of our Constitution and our rights. The Covenant has 79 Articles. The Covenant claims control of “areas beyond national jurisdiction, high seas and outer space.” (Article 3) The stated reasoning for this declaration of control of everything is because the global environment is a “common concern.” The Covenant demands laws and regulations that “integrate” international law for ALL forms of physical planning. (Article 41) This includes town and country planning, ALL infrastructure (including highways, railways, waterways, dams, harbors, etc.), aquifers, drainage basins, coastal and marine areas and “any other areas constituting biological units.” It covers allocation of municipal, agricultural, grazing, forestry and other uses. It even “encourages” parties to limit their subsidization of private enterprises, including agricultural subsidies.
The Covenant covers everything.

In Article 34, “TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT,” (the operative word being trade),

S. or Agenda 21 (which it cites) brings up “equity” or directing social and economic needs in an “equitable manner. What do you think an “international economic system” is? The Covenant is issued by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the ICEL (International Council on Environmental Law). “no specific rules to identify or evaluate” this. but as of yet.) 4) The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall be the Depository of this treaty (Article 78) (So who do you think will be running this show?) Also in the Covenant: Article 11 – This is about eradication of poverty.) . Agenda 21’s OBJECTIVE is communally and collectively owned and managed land. Agriculture (Forest Service). which requires surveillance (again.S. in particular Agenda 21…” Agenda 21. The Covenant defines “duty” as a legal obligation. This is communism. the Interior (Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Commerce.“sets out the duty to cooperate and establish and maintain an international economic system” with global rules of trade.” this is communism. but when this document. The Covenant 1) The Covenant is to remain a “living document” until it is adapted. is cited throughout the Covenant. This ties into Article 28. U.) 2) The Covenant is intended to be a MINIMUM set of obligations. Article 16 – This is about consumption and production patterns (think Smart Meters being installed on your homes and offices) and the “importance and power” of multilateral development banks and “regional” economic integration organizations.” (Article 76) (This means you can’t opt out of anything. it states: “IUCN links its Mission to the paramount goals of the international community on environment and sustainable development. (A “living document” can change at any time. the United Nations action plan. Sounds nice. agencies that are members of IUCN are: U. and management of processes and activities. These agencies are also on the White House Rural Council. Departments of State. The IUCN On the IUCN website. (Hold your breath for the 5th Draft. think Smart Meters being installed on your homes and offices).(Article 64) 3) The Covenant states “No reservations may be made to this covenant.

and requires sharing the “benefits. which would establish quotas and seasons for permissible taking.” defined as research and development results. including procedural obligations. royalties. progress made. – IMPLEMENTATION AND COOPERATION – stresses the importance of implementation of ALL obligations of the Covenant and the principal of general international law. (Does the US have to ask permission from the UN to declare war?) Article 39 – This is about management plans for harvestable transboundary biological resources.) Article 69 – Settlement of disputes – to be submitted to either an arbitral tribunal.” Article 33 – This is about providing for long term resettlement and estimating the “carrying capacity” of the environment. you have to submit it to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. removal or other measures.” Article 48 – This is about biotechnology. or to judicial settlement. access and transfer of . Secretary-General of the UN convenes a conference every 5 years to review implementation of the Covenant. Article 36 – This is about Military and Hostile Activities.” and as if this weren’t funny enough.” Article 30 (p. which is called “harmonization.99) – Humans are defined as “organisms. Article 71 – If you want to amend any part of this Covenant. and difficulties encountered in implementing their obligations under this Covenant. it is followed by “Control” should “involve limiting the increase in numbers and spread of the organism by appropriate elimination. Article 70 – Review Conference. (Like from pesky Americans who fight for their Constitution. (What about our Congress? Will there be anything left for them to do? Will they lose their jobs?) Article 43 – This obligates parties to cooperate in the formulation of international rules and standards. including the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.Article 29 – Is about “harmonization” and anything that can “help eliminate non-tariff barriers to trade. (Who gives this permission?) Part VIII. including the Permanent Court of Arbitration. These “procedural obligations” are: Article 67 – Parties submit periodic reports to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the measures they have adopted.

a provider of nuclear energy. as a past Director of the International Law Office of the EPA (1992-2001). Since these contributors are professors and lawyers. The words “must” and “shall” are directives. county and state government. University of Indiana. After 4 drafts. regionalism and ecoregion.) Who wrote the Covenant? The Covenant was launched at the UN Congress on Public International Law in 1995. The Second Edition was presented to UN Member States at the 54th UN General Assembly.” many international lawyers and U. and the word regional. and University of the Pacific. to name a few). buffer zones. Daniel B. who was Assoc. Pay attention to the words region.technologies. Middlebury College. Mr. The 4th Edition (this one) was presented to UN member states at the 65th UN General Assembly. Other contributors were Nicholas Yost of the big international law firm Sonnenshein. Pace University. Contributors to (writers of) the Covenant include the “Secretariat. Nath & Rosenthal (which represents WalMart. as Director of Lightbridge Corp. McGraw was listed as President and CEO of the Center for Environmental Law (one of the organizations issuing this Covenant). Meadville Theological School. Also. where you (for now) still have a voice in your government. University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.S. all of the words and ideas in the Covenant have been very carefully crafted. The Third Edition was presented to UN Member states at the 59th UN General Assembly. Article 63 – Parties are encouraged to become parties of treaties furthering the objective of this Covenant. In 2006. . The Covenant uses terms like exclusive economic zones. professors from: Cornell University. interconnected corridors. and as a new member of the Board of Directors of Thorium Power. and Sony. the Hastings Center and Arthur Westing of Westing Associates in Environment. Regionalism separates you from city. Sears. General Council for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Bucknell University.. The United States of America is a UN Member State. George Washington University Law School. Magraw. you’d assume they’ve read our Constitution and might’ve noticed how the Covenant conflicts with our Constitution and our rights. (This means the UN is going to shove the Covenant down your throats one way or another. Regionalism is one way Agenda 21 is already being implemented in this country. Security and Education. Princeton. a nuclear energy company.

uncsd2012.forbes.php?page=view&type=400&nr=83&menu=45 or http://data.com the PPJ SOURCES: The Covenant: http://www.org/rio20/index.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/ http://www.caprep. there will be a United Nations Conference called Rio + 20.un. with the implementation of the Draft Environmental Covenant on Environment and Development.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.htm http://www.html http://www.com/profile/daniel-b-magraw/79742 http://www.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/EPLP-031-rev3.org/rio20/memberstates.democratsagainstunagenda21.gov/administration/eop/rural-council/members .org Gazette http://www.com/b1006011.morphcity. or “partner” or participate in any way.whitehouse.uncsd2012. To learn more: http://www. We must make sure our government doesn’t become a party to.org/about/work/programmes/social_policy/sp_about/ http://www.RIO + 20 In June 2012.un.pdf Agenda 21: http://www.iucn.iucn.html http://www. Authors note: Many thanks to excellent researcher/writer Nicole Johnson for bringing the Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development to our attention.org/en/members/ http://people.

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