UN Agenda 21 – The Birth of Sustainable Development

Be forewarned. Prepare to do a lot of reading. I have done the research for you and provide the links, all you have to do is read and interpret

Americans have been lulled into a dangerous sleep.

For quite some time, with the help of the United Nations, our freedoms are slowly being taken from us.

Do you know what Agenda 21 is? Are you familiar with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)?

If not, you are a victim of the worlds greatest PR and marketing scam.

This is not some conspiracy theory, I do not subscribe to those. This is conspiracy fact and much of it can be see in plain sight.

According to the UN, Agenda 21 is “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”

But why do we need a plan of action and what is its purpose?

To put it simply, humans are consuming too much because of overpopulation. This increase in consumption, according to the UN’s Agenda 21, has lead to an increase in man-made global warming, which is harming the Earth. Essentially, over consumption, man-made global warming, overpopulation, are not sustainable to the longevity of the Earth. It was established with Agenda 21 that we needed to find more sustainable ways to live as we enter the 20th and now 21st century.

“Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will REQUIRE a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced…” – Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save our Planet (Earthpress, 1993).

So, when did this all begin and who started it all?

The main players of Agenda 21 are Gro Brundtland and Maurice Strong. Both Brundtland and Strong headed the World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission and in 1987 published Our Common Future. Essentially, Brundtland and Strong were working in the basement of the UN when Brundtland coined the term, sustainable development, which she defines in Our Common Future as, “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

In five years the Brundtland Commission created an action plan for the twentieth century called Agenda 21 The United Nations Programme of Action.

“…current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” Secretary General of the Earth Summit – Maurice Strong

President George H.W. Bush and 178 heads of state signed Agenda 21 in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio. You may be asking yourself, if this were the case I would have heard about it because Congress would need to authorize the implementation of Agenda 21. However, President Bush, as did the other 178 nations, signed Agenda 21 as a soft-law policy recommendation, which is not a treaty and therefore needs no ratification. What this basically means is that at some point in time the US has agreed to implement Agenda 21 through our own legislative process, which is exactly what happened in 1993 when President Bill Clinton created the Presidents Council on Sustainable Development through Executive Order 12852. PCSD began the implementation of sustainable development in federal agencies.

The timeline continues in 1997 when the US Conference of Mayors created the Joint Center for Sustainable Communities. However, this has recently been disbanded, but their website still wishes to continue promoting sustainable development.

In 2001, the National Governors Association has endorsed smart growth, advancing statewide sustainable development.

Finally, more recently President Barack Obama has signed executive order 13575 creating the White House Rural Council, which enables implementation of sustainable development in 16% (see Section 1. Policy. in EO 13575) of the US by exerting broad municipal powers over the food, fiber, and energy production of America. White House Rural Council You may be asking yourself once again, why did I not hear about this? One word: Weinergate.

So, what about the local level? According to the UN, Agenda 21 is to also be implemented on a local level. This is where ICLEI comes in to play.

According to ICLEI, “ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.”

Hmmm, that seems kinda odd, doesn’t it? First the UN says we need a comprehensive action plan to be taken globally, nationally, and locally and then all of the sudden ICLEI shows up on the scene saying just that. Coincidence? I think not.

“Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Ruvin – Vice Chairman, ICLEI The Wildlands Project

I urge you to watch the videos below for an in depth analysis of what has just been summarized above and for more information on ICLEI as I mainly focused on the implementation of Agenda 21 at the national level. The videos below will connect the dots and uncover the beginning of sustainable development and Agenda 21 and their goals.

For those who would rather read than watch, please refer to these two documents: Freedom Advocates – Understanding Sustainable Development and Virginia Campaign for Liberty – The History of Sustainable Development


M.R. Lopez


John Anthony explains the beginnings of Agenda 21 and its goals.


Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center discusses Agenda 21.


Rosa Koire of Democrats Against UN Agenda 21 explains how Agenda 21 is implemented at the local level through ICLEI.


To see how ICLEI is using open space zoning laws to take private property from citizens please refer to the video below.


Currently many electric companies around the nation are trying to install Smart Meters into the homes of each of there customers. These meters are designed to monitor ALL electrical activity and transmit the data to the electric company.


Fortunately we still have some power. Click the link below for a letter to send to your electric company forbidding them to install a Smart Meter or modify the letter to demand that the meter be removed.

Smart Meter – Notice of No Consent


M.R. Lopez

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