Written by Alex Newman
The United Nations wants governments to provide more data — about everything. Apologists for tyranny and the widespread death it produces have long claimed that, if central planners only had more and better data with which to make decisions about your life, central planning might be less disastrous. Under the guidance of a senior Chinese Communist operative at the UN, humanity may be about to find out if that dubious claim is true — at least if there is not concerted action to stop the establishment’s UN Agenda 2030 to “transform” the world.
In its ongoing crusade to shackle the planet under the draconian UN vision, essentially an undisguised recipe for global socialism/fascism under the guise of “sustainable development,” the UN is demanding an “unprecedented” amount of data from every corner of the planet. Everything from the prevalence of UN indoctrination in schools to the subservience of national governments to the UN’s immigration demands will be tracked, measured, and analyzed as part of the “indicators” used to more effectively impose the UN’s sought-after transformation.
However, despite calling the data-gathering and -mining component the “final piece of the architecture for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the Communist Chinese agent leading the relevant UN bureaucracy that oversees it all said much work still remained. “Completing the indicator framework is of course not the end of the story — on the contrary, it is the beginning,” said UN Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo (shown), a key player in the emerging global system being imposed under UN Agenda 2030.
“The SDG [Sustainable Development Goals] indicators will require an unprecedented amount of data to be produced and analyzed,” continued Wu, a high-level Communist Chinese operative who served as the brutal regime’s “assistant foreign minister” prior to taking over the powerful post at the UN from another anti-American Chinese Communist named Sha Zakung. “And it is evident that this will pose a significant challenge for national statistical systems, in developing as well as developed countries.” Not to worry, though, the UN and its wealthier member governments have already promised to help those regimes ruling “developing” country to build up the necessary data-gathering tools.
The data schemes are a critical component of the UN’s “Sustainable Development Goals,” or SDGs, the series of radical demands that make up the UN Agenda 2030. These include everything from global wealth redistribution under the guise of reducing “inequality,” to globally standardizing indoctrination at schools worldwide under the guise of “education.” Agenda 2030’s 17 so-called SDGs and 169 “targets,” which the UN says will “transform the world,” were agreed to by governments and dictatorships around the world last year at a summit in New York City. Without serious resistance, the UN’s socialist agenda is set to be in place within 15 years.
To accomplish this top-down transformation of the planet and humanity, though, requires “global indicators” so that the establishment and its minions on the ground can be sure that, as Agenda 2030 promises, “no one will be left behind.” The UN said as much in its Agenda 2030 document, in point 48. “Indicators are being developed to assist this work,” the SDGs agreement explains. “Quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data will be needed to help with the measurement of progress and to ensure that no one is left behind.”
By disaggregated, the UN means broken down by “income, sex, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability and geographical location, or other characteristics.” In short, the UN hopes to exploit a longtime strategy used by totalitarians everywhere: divide victims against each other using various characteristics to advance tyranny and keep everyone’s eyes off the “man behind the curtain.” In the United States, these establishment tactics have involved fomenting division between blacks and whites, men and women, middle class, working class, and upper class, and more.
The data that must be collected includes practically everything that would be needed to help impose a totalitarian global system on humanity and monitor its effectiveness in subjugating the population. For instance, in a document released last month, the UN Statistical Commission called for governments to track the “extent to which global citizenship education and education for sustainable development, including gender equality and human rights, are mainstreamed at all levels in national education politics, curricula, teacher education and student assessment.” In other words, the UN wants to know how effectively its propaganda for global government and socialism is being disseminated in schools.
The radical UN document also demands that national governments track the “proportion of the population reporting having personally felt discriminated against or harassed within the previous 12 months on the basis of a ground of discrimination prohibited under international human rights law.” Stated another way, dictatorships will be able to make themselves out to be utopias, while freer countries that respect actual rights such as the United States will be painted as backwards and in need of UN intervention to remedy alleged violations of what the UN likes to call “international law.” And that is just the start of it.
More than 230 other “global indicators” will track everything from government spending on women’s programs and (national and international) welfare schemes, to how quickly governments are adopting the UN’s demanded policies on abortion, migration, environmentalism, state control over increasingly wide swaths of the economy, and more. That way, freer countries where government does not run individuals’ lives and treat them as cattle will rank lower on the Agenda 2030 “indicators,” facilitating intervention so that not a single person on the planet gets “left behind” by the UN’s radical agenda. The UN is also demanding biometric national identification cards for every person on the planet.
All of that data, the UN pseudo-treaty explains, is “key to decision-making,” and there will be a lot of decision-making made for you by the UN and its member regimes under Agenda 2030. And the data must come from every country in the world. When possible, the UN and its members — primarily undemocratic governments and dictatorships — will gather data and information from existing sources and mechanisms. But for all those countries without would-be omniscient governments vacuuming up data on everyone and everything, the UN will “intensify” its efforts to build and strengthen their data-gathering operations. The data collection should also be standardized, worldwide, the UN said.
“Our Governments have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review, at the national, regional and global levels, in relation to the progress made in implementing the Goals and targets over the coming fifteen years,” states the UN Agenda 2030 agreement. “The High Level Political Forum under the auspices of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council will have the central role in overseeing follow-up and review at the global level.” That’s the UN council led by the Chinese Communist, of course, whose regime boasted publicly of its “crucial role” in developing Agenda 2030 — or the Next “Great Leap Forward,” as former NATO boss Javier Solana, a socialist, described the UN plan.
Governments and dictators will hardly be the only sources of data for the increasingly power-hungry UN. In fact, the “private” sector, in conjunction with governments, will also play a key role. “We will promote transparent and accountable scaling-up of appropriate public-private cooperation to exploit the contribution to be made by a wide range of data, including earth observation and geo-spatial information, while ensuring national ownership in supporting and tracking progress,” the Agenda 2030 agreement explains. Search engine giants Google, Bing, and Yahoo have all indicated their fervent support for the UN’s scheming.
Beyond trying to gather all that data, the UN also hopes to re-frame the entire discussion and mindset surrounding the economy. Today, Gross Domestic Product is often used as an (admittedly imperfect) indicator of prosperity in a nation by, for example, dividing GDP by population. Under the UN agenda for so-called “sustainable development,” though, people will generally be much poorer, as the UN has itself acknowledged on multiple occasions. To conceal that fact, new indicators focusing on fraudulent and subjective things — Gross Domestic “Happiness,” for example — will at first “complement” GDP, and eventually replace it.
“By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries,” the agreement demands. “We are committed to developing broader measures of progress to complement gross domestic product (GDP).”
Technocracy News, which documents the global push toward global totalitarian-technocratic governance, highlighted the importance of the new UN push for data in a recent post. “Demonstrating the Technocratic mindset of the United Nations, we now see requirements being imposed for mountains of data that it seeks to collect from governments of the entire world,” it said. “This will not stop and the bar will be continually raised as the data collection progresses. Technocracy is just that close now.”
Fox News editor George Russell also explained the significance of the development. “The so-called ‘draft global indicators framework’ likely will add huge new volumes of information that governments collect as they measure progress toward what amounts to a global socialist or progressive agenda,” he explained, putting it mildly. “To the extent that the indicators are adopted or incorporated by national governments, such as that of the U.S., they will also provide a powerful reorientation of public debate as they filter into academic and policy discussions.”
In short, as The New American has documented extensively, the UN is waging a full-blown war on national sovereignty, self-government, and liberty through Agenda 2030. Essential to that war will be the ability to gather gargantuan amounts of data from around the world to ensure that the UN’s totalitarian SDGs are being imposed on every person on the planet. “As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind,” reads the UN manifesto, formally entitled Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
There is nothing wrong with data, of course, and in some cases it can even be helpful to have. In this case, though, the data is being collected with one overarching goal in mind — the subjugation of mankind — and so, it should be opposed. Fortunately for the American people, the Obama administration knows the scheme would not be ratified by the U.S. Senate as required by the U.S. Constitution, and so, will not submit it. Because of that, the UN agenda, along with the UN “climate” regime adopted in similar fashion, cannot be considered binding on the United States under any stretch of the legal imagination.
Still, the most effective way for Americans to quash the UN’s extremist agenda is to demand a complete U.S. withdrawal from the scandal-plagued “dictators club,” and an end to all American funding for it. Legislation to do that, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, is already sitting in the House Foreign Affairs Committee awaiting action. With enough pressure, the American people can still put a stop to the whole dangerous agenda. And that would be great news not just for the United States, but for all of humanity.
Photo: UN Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo