Exciting things to look forward to as we march down the 1 world government road (or we can choose to change the course our country is on):
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I am sure there are many Americans who have no idea nor care what “The Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development” (DICED) is. They should. Some call the Draft Covenant “Agenda 21 on steroids” while others see it as the “Environmental Constitution of global governance.”
first version of the Covenant was presented to the United Nations in
1995 on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. It was hoped that it would
become a negotiating document for a global treaty on environmental
conservation and sustainable development.
The fourth version of the Covenant, issued on September 22, 2010, was written to control all development tied to the environment, “the highest form of law for all human activity.’
Covenant’s 79 articles, described in great detail in 242 pages, take
Sustainable Development principles described in Agenda 21 and transform
them into global law, which supersedes all constitutions including the
signatory nations, including the U.S., would become centrally planned,
socialist countries in which all decisions would be made within the
framework of Sustainable Development.
collaboration with Earth Charter and Elizabeth Haub Foundation for
Environmental Policy and Law from Canada, the Covenant was issued by the
International Council on Environmental Law (ICEL) in Bonn, Germany, and
the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with offices in Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
agencies that are members of the International Union for Conservation
of Nature (IUCN) include U.S. Department of State, Commerce, Agriculture
(Forest Service), Interior (Fish and Wildlife, National
Park Service), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The same
agencies are members of the White House Rural Council and the newly
established White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities
(Executive Order, March 15, 2012).
Draft Covenant is a blueprint “to create an agreed single set of
fundamental principles like a ‘code of conduct’ used in many civil law,
socialist, and theocratic traditions, which may guide States,
intergovernmental organizations, and individuals.”
writers describe the Covenant as a “living document,” a blueprint that
will be adopted by all members of the United Nations. They say that
global partnership is necessary in order to achieve
Sustainable Development, by focusing on “social and economic pillars.”
The writers are very careful to avoid the phrase, “one world
government.” Proper governance is necessary on all levels, “from the
local to the global.” (p.36)
Covenant underwent four writings, in 1995, 2000, 2004, and 2010,
influenced by the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development,
by ideas of development control and social engineering by the United
Nations, “leveling the playing field for international trade, and having
a common basis of future lawmaking.”
- Article 3 proposes that the entire globe should be under “the protection of international law.”
- Article 11 discusses “equity” and “equitable manner” which are code words for communism.
- Article 16 requires that all member nations must adopt environmental conservation into all national decisions.
20 requires that all nations must “mitigate the adverse effects of
climate change.” If we ratify this document, we must thus fight a
non-existent man-made climate change.
- Article 31 requires the eradication of poverty by spreading the wealth from developed nations to developing countries.
- Article 32 requires recycling.
33 demands that countries calculate “the size of the human population
their environment is capable of supporting and to implement measures
that prevent the population from exceeding that level.”
- Article 33 delineates long-term resettlement and estimating the “carrying capacity of the environment.”
34 demands the maintenance of an open and non-discriminatory
international trading system in which “prices of commodities and raw
materials reflect the full direct and indirect social and environmental
costs of their extraction, production, transport, marketing, and where
appropriate, ultimate disposal.” The capitalist model of supply and
demand pricing does not matter.
- Article 36 describes military and hostile activities.
- Article 39 decides management plans and quotas for permissible taking or “harvesting transboundary biological resources.”
41 requires integrated planning systems, irrespective of administrative
boundaries within a country, and is based on Paragraph 10.5 of Agenda
21, which seeks to “facilitate allocation of land to the uses that
provide the greatest sustainable benefits and to promote the transition
to a sustainable and integrated management of land resources.” The
impact assessment procedure is developed by the World Bank.
drainage basins, coastal, marine areas, and any areas called ecological
units must be taken into account when allocating land for municipal,
agricultural, grazing, forestry, and other uses.” Agricultural subsidies
are discouraged, as well as subsidizing private enterprises.
planning must follow an integrated approach to land use –
infrastructure, highways, railways, waterways, dams, and harbors. Town
and country planning must include land use plans elaborated at all
levels of government.”
48 demands that biotechnology from research and development and
royalties be shared; free access and transfer of technology is also
51 reveals that we will have to pay for these repressive new
requirements while Article 52 shows that we must pay 0.7 percent of GDP
for Official Development Assistance. This reaffirms the political
commitment made in Paragraph 33.13 of Agenda 21 in 1992.
69 deals with settlement of disputes by an arbitrary tribunal such as
the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice,
or the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
71 describes the amendment process, which is submitted to the
Secretary-General of the United Nations. UN Secretary-General would
review the implementation of this document every five years.
of the Draft Covenant are the UN Secretariat, international lawyers,
and U.S. professors from Cornell, Princeton, Pace University, Middlebury
College, George Washington University Law School, Bucknell University,
University of Indiana, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Meadville
Theological School, University of the Pacific, two General Counsel
Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, and two
attorneys in private practice.
this Draft Covenant has a Preamble and 79 articles, it is obviously
intended to be a world constitution for global governance, an onerous
way to control population growth, re-distribute wealth, force social and
“economic equity and justice,” economic control, consumption control,
land and water use control, and re-settlement control as a form of
News & Politics