By Ian Wishart, author of “Totalitaria”
It’s one of the most under-reported stories of the year, but it is also one of the biggest stories of the year.
In the last week of September, Pope Francis will meet President Obama and then step onto the dais of the UN General Assembly to make a keynote speech on the future of the world.
The event marks three very special occasions. The first is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations itself in 1945. The second is the 50th anniversary of the first Pope to address the UN, back on the organisation’s 20th anniversary in 1965. During that visit, Pope Paul VI pledged the loyalty of the Catholic Church to the agenda of the United Nations – effectively making the Church the UN’s servant on Earth.
This time around, one of the most populist popes in modern history is expected to stay on that road as he takes part in the third special occasion – the unveiling of Agenda 2030.
If you’ve heard of Agenda 21, think bigger. Agenda 21 has already been put in place by most local councils in the western world, including New Zealand. If your local officials talk in terms of “smart communities”, “smart growth” or “sustainability” they are using Agenda 21 phrases. Many large corporations across the world have also adopted Agenda 21 principles.
But Agenda 2030 goes even further. Seventeen core goals are being rolled out with full implementation of those goals being set down for 2030 – just 15 years away. To speed up implementation, UN member states – including New Zealand – have been asked to ratify those goals in advance, says the UN website:
“The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all,” according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Today is the start of a new era. We have travelled a long way together to reach this turning point,” declared Mr. Ban.”
“With world leaders expected to adopt the text at a 25-27 September summit in New York, the UN chief said Agenda 2030 aims high, seeking to put people at the centre of development; foster human well-being, prosperity, peace and justice on a healthy planet and pursue respect for the human rights of all people and gender equality. “It speaks to all people in all countries, and calls for action from everyone everywhere.”
Ban Ki-moon told reporters the first phase of Agenda 2030 will be the adoption of a global climate treaty at Paris in December, with further major announcements rolling out after that.
“At this month’s Summit, we expect Heads of State and Government to not only endorse the new Agenda but to affirm their strong political commitment to its timely implementation. I am delighted that more than 150 world leaders as well as His Holiness Pope Francis will join us to start this new era for sustainable development, said the UN chief, adding: “We must all now act with utmost ambition – and mobilize maximum political will.”
The above is in the public arena, although largely unreported. What even fewer people know is the bizarre, spine-tingling backstory to all this that’s been 70 years in the making.
That backstory is published in the book “Totalitaria”, which draws on official UN document libraries and decades-old news reports to reveal the origins of what the book describes as “a plan to rule the world”.
The 17 Agenda 2030 goals can only be implemented, you see, through the legal framework of a global governance system, which is why the symbolism of gathered political and church leaders at the UN paying homage this month is so important.
Most members of the public and the news media see the UN as a secular organisation, but UN documents reveal the organisation believes it has a “spiritual” mission to usher in a new world leader who has yet to reveal themselves. That’s one of the reasons the Pope’s involvement with the UN is significant.
“No human force will ever be able to destroy the United Nations,” wrote Assistant UN Secretary General Robert Muller in 1994, “for the United Nations is not a mere building or a mere idea; it is not a man-made creation.”
If you think that’s a strange statement for one of the UN’s topmost officials to make, what followed was a doozy:
“The United Nations is the vision-light of the Absolute Supreme, which is slowly, steadily and unerringly illuminating the ignorance, the night
of our human life.
“The divine success and supreme progress of the United Nations is bound to become a reality. At his choice hour, the Absolute Supreme will
ring His own victory-bell here on Earth through the loving and serving heart of the United Nations.”
The full story of what the United Nations really believes its mission is, and what its plans are for the public once global governance is finally in place, is revealed in the book Totalitaria. Also available on Amazon.