Central Planning Goes Global As UN Unveils Major Sustainable Development Agenda "For The Good Of The Planet"

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

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 that 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?

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junction's picture

And, of course, get rid of all unneccessary people, all you peasants out there.

freewolf7's picture

"Quit wasting your time on that zero hedge site. It's for the good of the planet."

AIIB's picture
AIIB (not verified) freewolf7 May 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Let's see... Why not start with a FREE CORZINE initiative... Oh wait!

Keyser's picture

Hmm, seems this summit coincides with the end of the prophesied Shemitah... We live in very interesting and frightening times... 

SumTing Wong's picture

Sure, we'll have the old "We're shooting your ass for the good of the planet" type of response.

I think shooting a helluva lot of politicians would make the planet a whole lot better.

Bumpo's picture

A pod for every family. If you don't have a family, one will be chosen for you.

BuddyEffed's picture

Seems like that was a wish list of feel good stuff to designed to placate, calm, etc.   Yet many things listed would take extra funding but funding is not the right word here.  What they would really take are extra resources.  But it seems like resources are currently mostly fully spoken for with none extra to spare.  Has Greece or Haiti gotten much of the way of extra resources?

Underfunded pensions seems to indicate a high probability of failure on this one : Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

MonetaryApostate's picture

I linked this article in my latest blog, thanks for reading / sharing....


BuddyEffed's picture

Almost everything in the main articles wish list would cost extra and be over and above current outlays, with budgets already maxed out and over the top.   

Reminds me of "a kindler gentler nation" and "one thousand points of light".   How did that work out for yall?

This wish list could become a plank at the Republican convention!

Oh regional Indian's picture

The JWO is in full swing...

What are you doing about it?

There is a great difference in the qualities of externally and self-induced pain.

A very good thing to ponder...


Arnold's picture

Any one that feels that the proposal benefits any one other than the proposers needs to form in the line under the STU-- PID sign.

Previous good example: Al Gore and his climate reforms.

scrappy's picture

Behind most great fortunes is a crime. Claw it back. http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-worlds-superrich-have-hidden-between-...

Regarding this proposal - FAIL. We are better off with a distributed economy where incentive is at the local level and regulation is to only protect the commons for example a water aquifer that flows beneath all of our land. Don't pollute it or pump it all out nestle bottled water style.

The answer is geonomics and zero rate monetary reform.




Stackers's picture

What? No free puppies and unicorns for everyone?

DeadFred's picture

They expect "For the good of the planet" to replace "It's for the children"? Bah, not a chance.

knukles's picture


TeamDepends's picture

And now we commence our Two Minutes Hate Of Christians, who stand in the way of our god, Lucifer.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

I would like to take this time to point out that the majority of workers at the UN are Muslims. I think the only thing missing from this manifesto is forced labor. But I guess there will be time enough for that later.

TeamDepends's picture

That may be so but the ones at the top, like every where else, are Lucies.
"No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer."
-David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, UN

Alvin Fernald's picture

There is an interesting angle on disclosure. And if you can believe it, the Clintons are involved.


Fun Facts's picture

rump ranger cheesepope and his cadre of eunich sex slaves 4 u donkeys

greenskeeper carl's picture

I agree. I don't give a shit what the head baby touched says about anything, and I wish we would leave the UN, and NATO. Unless you need tips on how to avoid prosecution for being a pedophile, I don't think the pope has anything useful to say.

Anusocracy's picture

Can't we just hurry Skynet and the Terminators along a little bit?

nmewn's picture

Like all things governmental and bureaucratic this is what it does and does best.

It, from its very inception, begins assuming authority UNTO ITSELF it has not been granted. It will decieve you with its promise of goodwill and intent only to enrage, frustrate and abuse you by its actions.

And as for the pope embroiling himself and his religion once again in issues of the state and "world wide governance" instead of the soul, I have only one thing to say to you, lead by example, divest the Vatican of its treasure and its art, lead by this example if you are as pure as you piously claim to be.

You will not, history is filled with people like you and I see you for what you really are.

strannick's picture

Read the Popes life. That should satisfy you.

I'm sure he's 10 times you the example to you than you are to him.

Must be so irksome for someone of your prejudice that Francis so poorly fits your caricature, and for the last 100 year's anyway, the Popes have been good and great men. Course that won't stop your pig headed pedantry.

nmewn's picture

To clarify my position, I am not Catholic (I'm Protestant) so everything I say from this point on has that bias (and freely admitted) if one chooses to look at it as a bias or prejudice.

To further clarify, I don't believe religion should be mixed in with governance of any kind, that "the state" and ANY religion concern themselves with two different aspects of the human experience, the mortal & the eternal, they are and should forever be...separate.

To clarify even further, I am not now nor will I ever be, a socialist, which is a form of governance (the mortal, of men) or a statist or a one world government kind of guy, which is what this pope comes off as.

The pope should confine himself to his chosen field of work (the eternal, the tending of the soul) and not step into the mud pit of the mortal, the political, lest he soil his robe, his religion and his soul.

strannick's picture

I agree. Well put. Nice extension of Xian charity. God bless.

tony wilson and saturn zion devils's picture
tony wilson and saturn zion devils (not verified) nmewn May 17, 2015 12:04 PM

To clarify my position, I am not Catholic (I'm Protestant)

i rememeber the old nmewn
was a yahudi zionista saturnalian satanista hasbara sayinima.
or am i thinking of your brudder

Terminus C's picture

I remember when you were a troll.

Oh wait... you still are

nmewn's picture

I've commented on it many times before Tony, you just chose to ignore it or didn't see it, always preferring to resort to some half-baked gambit to discredit me personally on ZH and I really don't expect you to stop the thing that consumes your every waking hour now...lol...just so we're clear.

So good luck with all that and go see a shrink first chance you get ;-)

booboo's picture

The Pope heads the worlds largest cult of mother worshipers, the are off shoots of the worshipers of Dianna of the Ephesians.

Terminus C's picture

At their base, they are ALL (as in every major religion in the world) worshipers of Saturn. 

Days of the week :)


Buckaroo Banzai's picture

This pope is a fucking dumpster fire. He's a "liberation theologist" which is Marxism operating under color of Christianity. Any decent catholic understands that, in the words of Paul VI, the "smoke of Satan has penetrated the Vatican".

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Fukushima Fricassee (not verified) BuddyEffed May 17, 2015 5:27 AM

Hillary Cuntin out Commies them all , mother fucker.

chubbar's picture

I really hate to even "go there" with this comment but I'm going to throw this out there nonetheless. I spent a couple of hours last night listening to this presentation by Richard Dolan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsJDsxmzMDw  For those of you unfamiliar, he is a UFO guy who has a few very interesting ideas on the "who/how/why" of UFO's and the ongoing coverup. I think that anyone who takes the 1+45 hr to listen to this video, you'll come away very impressed that "something" is going on. He has very interesting theories that dovetail with known events and recorded testimony from people in very high gov't positions, it's worth a listen.

IF, one were to look at this data and assume it was true (I understand this would be a leap of faith but just go with it for a second), this would explain a lot of things that are happening around the world, events that are obviously being coordinated at some high level.

IF, there is zero point energy (or alternative energy source that would completely change our world/society), IF there is coordination between an advanced off world civilization and our gov't to exchange technology and build advanced spaceships, could not this explain the constant move towards a unified planet in terms of policy and gov't? Would this not explain the need for the missing trillions from gov't programs (2.3 from military alone)? It might even explain why that monetary system was opted for to begin with.

I'm not saying that this is the one unifying theory that would explain away all the evils of gov't, we know that a lot of these fuckers are pyscho. I've been trying to wrap my mind around this Illuminati bullshit that we know is true. We know that a lot of leaders of the free world practice some sort of satanic rituals on a regular basis (Bohemian grove). We can see that there has been a pattern of control for at least a century that has directed nations against each other, potentially with a goal of reaching where we are today. The common view is that these are a bunch of control freak, pyschopaths with a vision of a world gov't that enslaves all of humanity, and maybe that is what is going on. However, there are facts (yes, facts) that support another view that there is essentially a highly compartmentalized effort, a massive Manhatten project, if you will, that uses money from black budget and drug running to fund. These projects are given to private industry at the highest levels (again, compartmentalized) and the results are constructed, tested, etc., at the area 51's of the world.

We also know that there are MANY anomalies in our supposed recorded history that are not explained, Pyramids around the world, megoliths and other stone work that are not possible with the technology we have even today. Ancient sandskrit detailing ET's, etc. (this stuff is out there and now thanks to the computer, the masses finally can research previously unavailable documentation of this type information).

I'm wary of the UFO phenomenon but I'm gathering the information as it's presented with an open mind. I think that with the prevalence of new information out there, we as a society need to start pressing our gov't to be forthcoming with what is going on, something I don't expect will happen as that decision has apparently already been made in the past.

Oh, as an aside, the Vatican came out a couple of years ago with an interesting comment about ET's and how that the presence of ET's would not necessarily mean that religions were invalidated (paraphrasing). i find that an interesting comment given that Mr Dolan believes that disclosure of ET's is soon to be forthcoming (but not complete with regard to the involvement of gov'ts with ET's,  techology transfers, etc). We are certainly at an interesting juncture in world history with many large disrupting events potentially happening very close together (by design?)!

OK, I'm officially a "whacko"!

strannick's picture

Go ahead and go there. I recall gold price suppression used to be beyond ridiculous.

Short Change's picture

The glaring issue with this theory is that we would expect any extra terrestrial intelligence to know at least as much as the general human population does.  If we know our leaders are corrupt masochists, we should expect ETs to have done their research and know the same.  If this is the case, why would the ETs choose to collaborate with the filth of our society, currently in power and not choose to empower the non-corrupt "good guys" (whoever they may be) instead?

RobD's picture

You would have to conclude that the ETs approve of the filth, not a pleasant thing to think about. As a side note, I'm a electrical/electronic engineer(just a BS degree) and some of the tech coming out seems kind of out of this world to me and my co-workers, we like to joke about the "alien technology" that we use every day.

chubbar's picture

Well, it's a good question and of course I don't have a definitive answer (not that you thought I would). I'll note that they believe ET to gov't contact started in the mid 50's. before the crazy corruption we have now. Also, just thinking out loud, they would probably be forced to deal with a gov't versus some sort of private contact (which appears to have happened in any event), perhaps it's one of those "least dirty shirt" type choices they were faced with (assuming any of this happened at all)?

Morbid's picture

watch some simon parkes interviews. chronologically.

Charming Anarchist's picture

The only "aliens" that exist are followers of Satan.


The whole "UFO" fad is a cover to conceal testing of aerial/drone flight technology and to snuff out witnesses along the way. 

unsuspecting public:  "I think I saw a UFO fly above!"

UFO researcher crony: "Really?  Come to our research centers and tell us what you saw....."

Think of how the cops encourage witnesses and whistleblowers to come forth to authorities with evidence.  It is the same gig just on a larger scale


The only "space" travel that exists are attempts to get beyond the antarctic ice wall/perimeter --- to exploit resources and to seek refuge. Cronies from all nations are in on the scam.  The biggest scam about "globalism" is that there is no globe.





By the way, the pyramids are no technological feat at all.  They are nothing but poured concrete.  With enough slaves, anybody could do it.  When Jesus said faith can move mountains, He was referring to the inane construction of the pyramids.  Nobody questioned Him because because it common knowledge back them. 

Ace006's picture

>> would cost extra and be over and above current outlays, with budgets already maxed out and over the top.  <<


A Nanny Moose's picture

We are fortunate enough to witness contrasting ideaologies. On the one hand is the relative freedom and innovation of the western world (or whatever you want to call it). On the other hand seems to be this totalitarian political system masquerading as a religion, known as Islam that is culturally stuck in the 12th century.

Given that Statism is merely religion, or the belief that a small group of people, if handed all the power and guns, will solve all the challenges of society. Perhaps, having been declared a religion, Islam is the ultimate State?

The State is so 20th century....BC

Slomotrainwreck's picture

Some folks will profit handsomely from this unlawful and inhumane destruction.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

Maybe frightening to you, but not me. I read "the Book". I know how this show ends!