The United Nations’ 420-page report “Our Global Neighborhood” is published. It outlines a plan for “global governance,” calling for an international “Conference on Global Governance” in 1998 for the purpose of submitting to the world the necessary treaties and agreements for ratification by the year 2000.
The U.N. document is a report of the “Commission on Global Governance” (CGG) published February 16, 1995 by Oxford University Press and available through local bookstores. The CGG report says, “The development of global governance is part of the evolution of human efforts to organize life on the planet…” and was unveiled at the “U.N. World Summit for Social Development” in Denmark (March ’95). This was a keystone event in the accelerating campaign agenda of the global socialists to ratify an already prepared historic pact. Then anticipating a reaction of concern by many, they attempted to ease the pain by deceptively stating in the report, “As this report makes clear, global governance is not global government. No misunderstanding should arise from the similarity of terms. We are not proposing movement toward world government.” That is a conspicuous LIE and obvious chicanery! Global government is exactly what they are proposing, as they well know and anyone with eyes can see.
The Commission on Global Governance released its recommendations in preparation for a World Conference on Global Governance, scheduled for 1998, at which official world governance treaties are expected to be adopted for implementation by the year 2000.
Among those recommendations are specific proposals to expand the authority of the United Nations to provide:
- Global taxation
- A standing UN army
- An Economic Security Council
- UN authority over the global commons
- An end to the veto power of permanent members of the Security Council
- A new parliamentary body of “civil society” representatives (NGOs)
- A new “Petitions Council”
- A new Court of Criminal Justice (Accomplished in July, 1998 in Rome)
- Binding verdicts of the International Court of Justice
- Expanded authority for the Secretary General
These proposals reflect the work of dozens of different agencies and commissions over several years, but are now being advanced by the Commission on Global Governance in its report entitled Our Global Neighborhood (Oxford University Press, 1995, ISBN 0-19-827998-3, 410pp).
The Commission consists of 28 individuals, carefully selected because of their prominence, influence, and their ability to effect the implementation of the recommendations. The Commission is not an official body of the United Nations.
It was, however, endorsed by the UN Secretary General and funded through two trust funds of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), nine national governments, and several foundations, including the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation.
The Commission believes that world events, since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, combined with advances in technology, the information revolution, and the now-global awareness of impending environmental catastrophe, create a climate in which the people of the world will recognize the need for, and the benefits of, global governance.
Global governance, according to the report,
“does not imply world government or world federalism.”
Although the difference between “world government” and “global governance” has been compared to the difference between “rape” and “date-rape,” the system of governance described in the report is a new system.
There is no historic model for the system here proposed, nor is there any method by which the governed may decide whether or not they wish to be governed by such a system. Global governance is a procedure toward defined objectives that employs a variety of methods, none of which give the governed an opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” for the outcome.
Decisions taken by administrative bodies, or by bodies of appointed delegates, or by “accredited” civil society organizations, are already implementing many of the recommendations just published by the Commission.