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UN Millennium Declaration--"Mandate" for global governance
2000 Discerning the Times Digest and NewsBytes
Taken from September 2000, Discerning the Times Digest
The 152 heads of state attending the Millennium Summit who unanimously adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration that authorizes the UN to proceed with implementing global governance (world government). "United Nations Photo by Terry Deglau/Eastman Kodak" (UN Photo 204184C)

On Friday, September 8, over 150 heads of state from around the world took a giant step to eventually create a world government. They unanimously adopted the "United Nations Millennium Declaration" at the conclusion of their United Nations (UN) Millennium Summit. "Only through broad and sustained efforts to create a shared future, based upon our common humanity in all its diversity, can globalization be made fully inclusive and equitable," world leaders stated as they unanimously adopted the Declaration.

Declaration "mandates" UN to create global governance

Economist and UN watchdog Joan Veon made a very interesting observation in the September 9 WorldNetDaily. "This is the first time since 1945 that the heads of state have convened to set a ‘Program of Action’ to reform the UN," claimed Veon. Because the 152 heads of state signed the Millennium Declaration, Veon believes that it "automatically incorporates it into international law." 

Although some might say that Veon is probably stretching it a bit, it is significant that it was the heads of state themselves that represented the nations rather than having the nation-states' normal ambassador represent them in the Summit deliberations. It was the heads of state who signed the Millennium Declaration. This, in fact, does give the UN all the authority it needs to move ahead and implement all of the changes that are included in the Declaration that do not require a change in the UN Charter.

A special commission will be established to implement the goals stated in the Millennium Declaration. Many of these will be instituted by changes in the existing UN structures or actions, but most will require a change in the UN Charter. That the UN Charter must be changed almost seemed to be a given at the Millennium Summit meeting. One of the key roles of the special commission will be to recommend the needed changes to the UN Charter to meet the goals of the Millennium Declaration.

In an address delivered at the concluding meeting of the Conference, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Summit that it had sketched out clear directions for adapting the Organization to its role in the new century. "It lies in your power, and therefore is your responsibility, to reach the goals that you have defined", he declared. "Only you can determine whether the United Nations rises to the challenge. For my part, I hereby re-dedicate myself, as from today, to carrying out your mandate."

Annan lists six key points that the heads of state agree to. Every one starts with a statement that "We shall spare no effort..." implying that these are top priorities for every nation of the world. 

1. Peace, Security and Disarmament. 

By signing the Declaration, the heads of state agree to uphold the international rule of law. This is found in 25 interlocking international treaties for which tremendous pressure will be brought to bear for heads of state to sign. These treaties, when combined will effectively control the actions of every human being on planet earth from the UN. Leading the list is the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. It is this star chamber court that can arrest any person for any alleged "crime against humanity" and the person is considered guilty until he or she can prove himself innocent. For more information see the June 1999 issue of Discerning the Times Digest.

The heads of state also commit themselves to "enhance the effectiveness of the United Nations in the maintenance of peace and security, by giving it the resources and the tools required,... and by strengthening the capacity of the Organization to conduct peace keeping operations." Although not stated, to follow through with this declaration will require a huge increase in the UN budget. While some of it can be implemented immediately, to be fully effective it will require new authority granted by a change in the UN Charter.

The focus of this effort will be in universal disarmament and the control of small arms and light weapons--i.e. global gun control.

2. Development and Poverty Eradication

The heads of state commit themselves to drastically reducing poverty in the world so that "by the year 2015, the proportion of the world's people (currently 22 percent) whose income is less than one dollar a day" is halved. Likewise, the signatories commit themselves to halving the "the proportion of people (currently 20 per cent) who are unable to access, or to afford, safe drinking water," and ensuring all children receive a minimum of a primary education by the same date. This is a huge undertaking that can only be accomplished with an enormous UN budget and direct control over the nations or a mechanism to force nations to do this. 

Most poverty is created by corrupt governments or corrupt international control of trading. Very little is caused by lack of resources. Even then, Japan has shown that small nations can find a niche if the government encourages free markets. The fact that UN control will enhance, rather than reduce corruption will aggravate the current poverty, rather than reduce or eliminate it. Incredibly, rather than calling attention to the corrupt governments of the world, the UN Summit Declaration actually calls for the "debt problems of low and medium countries" that was created by corruption in the first place.

3. Protecting our Common Environment

One of the priorities of the Declaration is to free us "from the threat of living on a planet irredeemably spoilt by human activities, and whose resources can no longer provide for their needs." One of the first actions that will be done in the next few weeks is "to adopt in all our environmental actions a new ethic of conservation and stewardship" that is in the form of the Earth Charter, a pantheistic code of ethics by which every man, woman and child (including pastors of Christian Churches) must support. Once this new earth religion is accepted by the UN, a new treaty called the Covenant on the Environment and Development will be introduced for ratification by the nations, enshrining in law the pantheistically-based ideas of sustainable development. 

The heads of state will also agree to sign and implement the various treaties that extend UN authority into our homes and pocket books. These include the 1) Kyoto Protocol, which will drastically reduce America's standard of living and give control of the U.S. economy to the global elite; 2) the Convention on Biological Diversity which the editor of Discerning the Times miraculously stopped from ratification in 1994 an hour before the US Senate was scheduled to vote on it because it calls for the eventual elimination of two-thirds of the human population, the enshrinement of a pantheistic, earth-based culture, and the loss of one-half of America into wilderness reserves and interconnecting corridors that would be off-limits to human use. 

Perhaps most dangerous of all, is the commitment of the signatories of the Declaration to stop the unsustainable exploitation of water resources by "developing water management strategies at the regional, national and local levels including pricing structures promoting both equitable access and adequate supplies." Whoever controls the water, will control the people. Corruption is inevitable when bureaucrats and politicians can favor one group over the other with desperately needed water or other essentials for life. History is full of such examples. The new world government will be no different--especially since there are absolutely no checks and balances to prevent it. 

All of this will be administered by redirecting the mission of the UN Trusteeship Council from its current mission of decolonizing the world to protecting the global commons. See the June, 1999 issue of Discerning the Times Digest for more information.

4. Good Governance, Democracy and Human Rights

Again, the Declaration reaffirms a commitment on the part of the signatories to uphold the international rule of law, in this case to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration, however, is not God given, or inalienable, but is whatever the United Nations says it is. 

The Declaration also calls on the nation-states "to rectify the prevailing imbalance in global decision-making," which is based on the belief that the U.S. and other developed nations have taken advantage over other nations that are impoverished. While there is truth in this, as long as non-developed nations are ruled by corrupt governments, nothing that the UN can do will help them.

5. Protecting the Vulnerable 

While the UN seeks to protect women and children with various treaties and agreements, the protection is only as good as the UN makes it. It is tragic to think that the millions of Tutsis martyred in Rwanda were killed in the early 1990s by guns provided by former UN Secretary General Butros Butros Ghali, when Ghali was minister of affairs for Egypt. However, It was the current Secretary General, Kofi Annan, who sanctioned the genocide of the Tutsis by the Hutus. Annan was the head of UN peacekeeping operations at the time and, according to an AFP report on January 11, 2000, "is accused of ignoring warnings that the massacres were already taking place and ignoring pleas for troops." According to the article, numerous documents showed that Annan had extensive warning that genocide was occurring, yet he ignored it.

These atrocities were so horrible that on January 12, 2000 the Sydney Morning Herald reported that "The women say the UN soldiers who were assigned to protect them either ran away or handed their families over to murderous Hutu militia.... Mrs. Kavaruganda says the Ghanaian UN soldiers who were supposed to protect her and her family were drinking and socialising with the Hutus while she and her children were being tortured." The evidence was so damning that the UN had to invoke diplomatic immunity in the case to avoid UN officials like Annan from being indicted and prosecuted for crimes against humanity. 

Such is the human rights record of the UN.

6. Strengthening the United Nations 

The last of the Summit Declarations called for the centralization of power into the General Assembly and a "speedy reform and enlargement of the Security Council, making it more representative, effective and legitimate in the eyes of all the world's people." The reform that is referred to in the declaration is the elimination of the permanent member status and veto power of the five members who now have it--including the US. Suddenly the US would be just one of 170 members of the UN and could not veto any UN military action, even if the action was directed at the US by members who hate America. Although the Declaration would also expand the membership in the Security Council to over 20, most of the time the US would not even be on the Security Council because it would not have permanent member status.

The Declaration would also "strengthen the Economic and Social Council," to manage the global economy. To fully accomplish this would require that the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other global institutions be brought under the control of the Economic and Social Council. A recent UN document called the Restructuring the Global Financial System, calls for the IMF to become the global Central Bank (see the December, 1999 issue of Discerning the Times Digest) that controls all the money of the world and the division of the world into regions that would administer regional economic issues. Hence, the European Union, NAFTA and others would also come under the authority of the IMF and the Economic and Social Council of the UN.

But that is not all. The Summit Declaration brings all international agencies together so as to "ensure greater policy coherence and enhance cooperation amongst the United Nations, its Agencies, the Breton-Woods Institutions, as well as other multilateral bodies, with a view to securing a fully coordinated approach to the problems of peace and development." To make sure that it has the funding to do all of this, the Declaration states the signatories "ensure that the Organization is provided with adequate resources, on a timely and predictable basis, so that it may carry out its mandates." Proceedings are already underway to implement the Tobin tax, named after Nobel price winner, economist James Tobin. The Tobin tax would represent a one-half of one percent tax on all international monetary exchanges, yielding the UN in excess of 1.5 trillion dollars annually, nearly 100 times today's annual budget.

Finally, the Millennium Summit Declaration states that the signatories would "give full opportunities to civil society, parliamentarians, the private sector and other non-state actors to contribute to the achievement of the Organization's goals and programs." This most likely would result in the creation of the second parliamentary body called the People's Assembly. But, rather than representing the people of the world, it appears that the representatives will be elected from a pool of leftist socialist, new age, environmental, transnational corporate "civil society" NGOs. The people's assembly would totally bypass the people's of the world, yet is called the new "democratization" of the UN by the UN and other globalists. While the people would be under the iron-rule of these NGOs, they would have absolutely no say in the actions taken by the new world government.

Declaration mandate contrived years ago

Not surprisingly, the Declaration represents all the requests and demands made in the UN Funded Commission on Global Governance's report, the NGO Charter for Global Democracy, the UN NGO Forum, and Secretary General Kofi Annan's 1977 Phase II report on UN Reform.

The the globalists would have us believe that the enormous push to create global governance is spontaneous across a vast segment of the peoples of the world. We are being asked to believe that these thousands of groups and organizations just "coincidently" happen to have exactly the same ideas of how global governance should work. The opposite is true, however. The agenda is controlled by a very few people who are using big money to create a huge illusion that will delude the people of the world.

The process of implementing all of the recommendations of the Commission on Global Governance will not occur overnight. Many of the recommendations will be implemented administratively, while some will require modifying the U.N. Charter which requires Senate ratification. Nothing will seem to have changed initially. However by signing the Summit Declaration, the heads of state have given the United Nations and the U.N. General Assembly authority to begin implementing the recommendations required to achieve the objectives expressed in the Millennium Declaration--including a new UN Charter. V mc


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