Agenda 21 is the official report of the United Nations Rio de Janeiro World Summit Conference of 1992, which was built on the premises of General Assembly resolution 44/228 of 22 December 1989, which was adopted when the nations of the world (?) called for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
It is a plan that calls for the international control and regulation of virtually every aspect of human activity that might impact the environment, which is essentially everything humans do.
It is one of the most arrogant statements of government ever conceived, for it literally assumes that man can recreate the Garden of Eden (but only if he has sound direction from a world governing body). A partial list of chapter titles should give you a hint of what this document is all about:
Chapter 3, Combating Poverty
Chapter 4, Changing Consumption Patterns
Chapter 6, Protecting and Promoting Human Health
Chapter 24, Global Action for Women Towards Sustainable Development
Chapter 25, Children and Youth in Sustainable Development
Chapter 29, Strengthening the Role of Workers and Their Trade Unions
Chapter 30, Strengthening the Role of Business and Industry
Chapter 32, Strengthening the Role of Farmers
And so it goes through 40 chapters.
Admittedly, much of what is discussed is worth while, and we all should be concerned with the environmental conditions we create for ourselves and our posterity. But there is a great deal of scientific evidence that indicates the conditions are far from being the critical problem they are being portrayed as; that much of the so-called evidence being relayed to the public is based on less than scientific assumptions, and is being used to frighten people into accepting controls over their lives they would otherwise resist.
Even if most of the claims being made were valid, would it be appropriate to turn the sovereignty of nations over to some unelected world body that will exercise dictatorial powers over the nations’ populations?
We do not think so. We still believe it is in the best interest of the American people to have a government that is — of the people, by the people and for the people, — not one that would be accountable to no one but itself. That is exactly the kind of government the United Nations is trying to establish, and Americans are being kept in the dark about it by their own elected officials and a news media that is in sympathy with the global ethos.
We offer the following verbatim quotations from Agenda 21 in the hope that it will help give you some understanding of the character of those behind this movement. Color is added for emphasis.
This partnership commits all States [read Nations] to engage in a continuous and constructive dialogue, inspired by the need to achieve a more efficient and equitable world economy. [Ch. 2, Para. 2.1]
…consensus-building at the intersection of the environmental and trade and development areas will be ongoing in existing international forums, as well as in the domestic policy of each country. [Ch. 2, Para. 2.4]
The removal of existing distortions in international trade is essential. (Ch. 2, Para. 2.7)
Provide for an equitable, secure, non-discriminatory and predictable international trading system; [Ch. 2, Para. 2.10(b)]
…create a focus in national development plans and budgets on investment in human capital,with special policies and programmes directed at rural areas, the urban poor, women and children. [Ch. 3, Para. 3.4(d)]
Sustainable development must be achieved at every level of society. [Ch. 3, Para. 3.7]
Measures to be undertaken at the international level for the protection and enhancement of the environment must take fully into account thecurrent imbalances in the global patterns of consumption and production. [Ch. 4, Para. 4.4]
Achieving the goals of environmental quality and sustainable development will require efficiency in production and changes in consumption patterns… [Ch. 4, Para. 4.15]
Governments … should strive to…develop a domestic policy framework that will encourage a shift to more sustainable patterns of production and consumption. [Ch. 4, Para. 4.17(b)]
Without the stimulus of prices and market signals that make clear to producers and consumers the environmental costs of the consumption of energy, materials and natural resources and the generation of wastes, significant changes in consumption and production patterns seem unlikely to occur in the near future. [Ch. 4, Para. 4.24]
Population data should be disaggregated by, inter alia, sex and age in order to take into account the implications of the gender division of labor for the use and management of natural resources. [Ch. 5, Para. 5.28]
Population programmes should be implemented along with natural resource management and developing programmes at the local level… [Ch. 5, Para. 5.43]
Proposals should be developed for local, national and international population/environment programmes in line with specific needs for achieving sustainability. [Ch. 5, Para. 5.56]
Governments should take active steps to implement programmes to establish and strengthen preventive and curative health facilities which include women-centred, women-managed,safe and effective reproductive health care and affordable, accessible services, as appropriate, for the responsible planning of family size… [Ch. 6, Para. 6.26]
The health and well-being of all urban dwellers must be improved so that they can contribute to the economic and social development. [Ch. 6, Para.6.33]
As a first step towards the goal of providing adequate shelter for all, countries should take immediate measures to provide shelter to their homeless poor … [Ch. 7, Para. 7.9(a)]
All countries should … Formulate appropriate land-use policies and introduce planning regulations specially aimed at the protection of eco-sensitive zones against physical disruption by construction and construction-related activities. [Ch. 7, Para. 7.69(d)]
Monitoring and evaluating the development process systematically, conducting regular reviews of the state of human resources development, economic and social conditions and trends, the state of the environment and natural resources; [Ch.8, Para. 8.4(d)]
Laws and regulations suited to country specific conditions are among the most important instruments for transforming environment and development policies into action, not only through “command and control” methods, but also as a normative framework for economic planning and market instruments. [Ch. 8, Para. 8.13]
…since the transport sector is also a source of atmospheric emissions, there is a need for a review of existing transport systems and for more effective design and management of traffic and transport systems. [Ch. 9, Para. 9.13]
THE ABOVE IS JUST A SMALL SAMPLING OF THE HUNDREDS OF PAGES CONTAINED IN AGENDA 21. ALREADY WE ARE SEEING MANY OF THE CALLED-FOR PROVISIONS BEING IMPLEMENTED IN OUR STATE (AND OTHER STATES ACROSS THE NATION). ONE REASON FOR THE PUSH TO CHANGE ALABAMA’S CONSTITUTION: IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO COMPLY WITH AGENDA 21 EDICTS!. . .”SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”, “URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARIES” (UBGs), “COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING”, “SMART GROWTH”, ETC. ARE A FEW OF THE CODE WORDS YOU MAY HEAR CONNECTED WITH AGENDA 21 IMPLEMENTATION EFFORTS. THE NEW WORLD ORDER IS IN YOUR BACKYARD NOW.