The United Nations will gather in New York City on September 18th and 19th for the Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2023 as part of an effort to recommit the world to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This is only the second time the SDG Summit has been convened since the adoption of the 17 SDGs by Heads of State and Governments of all UN Member States in September 2015.
The UN SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly with the intention of achieving them by the year 2030. The SDGs were part of a larger resolution known as the 2030 Agenda, or Agenda 2030, ostensibly aimed at fighting climate change.
The UN says the SDG Summit will mark the halfway point to the deadline for Agenda 2030 and the SDGs. The Summit will also mark a “new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals with high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to 2030”. The UN is hoping the Summit will “reignite a sense of hope, optimism, and enthusiasm for the 2030 Agenda”.
The UN has also stated that achieving the SDGs by 2030 will require “bold, ambitious, accelerated, and transformative actions are needed in key areas, anchored in international solidarity and effective cooperation at all levels”.
The Summit is being convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and will be attended by heads of state from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Japan, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Qatar, Senegal, Mozambique, and many other nations, as well as Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the President of the World Bank, and other diplomatic officials.
The Summit includes conversations with various leaders discussing topics such as “Mobilizing finance and investments and the means of implementation for SDG achievement”, where we should expect to see a push for more environmental, social, and governance (ESG) schemes. ESG investing is also sometimes referred to as sustainable investing, responsible investing, or socially responsible investing (SRI). Environmental, social, and governance standards give socially conscious investors an opportunity to screen which types of corporations they want to endorse. The practice has also become an increasingly popular way to promote the SDGs.
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As part of the SDG Summit the UN is also launching several campaigns to garner public support for more financing and moral support for the SGDs and Agenda 2030. One such campaign is a trailer called “Halftime for the Global Goals“. The message of the trailer is summed up with one line: “We’re down at half time, but any match is won in the second half”. The goal of the short video is to inspire and motivate the viewer into supporting the push for the SDGs. The video ends with the hashtag #ImagineWinning. The Halftime Show theme will continue on Monday with musical performers and speakers marking the beginning of the SDG Summit.
The United Nations Fears the 2030 Agenda Is Failing
Preparation for the SDG Summit comes after UN Secretary-General Guterres revealed in April that progress to completion of the SDGs was failing, with only 12 percent of the SDGs on track to be completed.
Guterres said progress on 50 percent of the goals is “weak and insufficient”, while 30 percent of the SDGs have “stalled or gone into reverse”. He predicted that if the current trend holds only 30 percent of nations will accomplish SDG1, focused on poverty, by 2030.
“Unless we act now, the 2030 Agenda will become an epitaph for a world that might have been”, Guterres stated.
Secretary-General Guterres also discussed his so-called “SDG Stimulus”, a plea for the G20 nations to commit to a $500 billion annual stimulus to help complete the SDGs by 2030. Guterres first made this plea in February, stating, “We need to massively scale up affordable long-term financing by aligning all financing flows to the SDGs and improving the terms of lending of multilateral development banks”.
Guterres said the SDG Stimulus plan also includes five other recommendations, including calling on all UN Member States to “recommit to action to achieve the SDGs at national and international levels between now and 2030”. Guterres suggests doing this by “strengthening the social contract” and “reorienting their economies towards low-carbon, resilient pathways aligned with the Paris Agreement”.
At the recent G20 gathering in New Delhi, India, the G20 nations agreed to support the acceleration of funding for the SDGs. In the “G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration” they write:
“At the midway point to 2030, the global progress on SDGs is off-track with only 12 percent of the targets on track. During this Decade of Action, we will leverage the G20’s convening power and its collective resolve to fully and effectively implement the 2030 Agenda and accelerate progress toward the SDGs, in a timely manner, to shape the world we want to see for our future generations.”
The G20 leaders also made it perfectly clear they will continue to back the Agenda 2030. “We will provide full support to the United Nations 2023 SDG Summit, the United Nations Summit of the Future, and other relevant processes” they wrote in the declaration.
The Autonomous Development Goals as an Alternative to the SDGs
In the last few years an anti-Agenda 2030/SDGs/Great Reset movement has emerged around the world as regular people begin to question the purpose and goals of the top down push towards Agenda 2030. However, I believe that if we are to counter “The Great Reset” agenda we must counter the United Nations and World Economic Forum by offering alternatives to their plans, including Agenda 2030. I have helped launch movements like The Greater Reset to offer an alternative vision for 2030 and beyond, one that is driven by the people, from the bottom up.
I propose that the best parts of the UN SDGs be stripped from the top-down, authoritarian template employed by the UN and WEF. I also propose that a set of Autonomous Development Goals (ADGs) be outlined and adhered to on a voluntary basis by individuals, businesses, and civil society organizations that align with the ADG’s goals and philosophy.
The point is to propose a set of living goals, which can be updated and adapted with the times. Anyone who believes that the ADGs represent our best path forward to maintain liberty, privacy, and bodily autonomy could “sign on” or adopt them as their own. The goals would also aim to be truly inclusive of voices that are already completely ignored by the UN and WEF, including indigenous communities, working class people from all political backgrounds, and the youth. This could eventually lead to a public gathering of brilliant minds from around the world who want to contribute to the ADGs. As with the SDGs, those involved could set target dates for ensuring progress is made in support of the ADGs.
For too long, the UN has pretended to represent the diversity of our world while continuing to uphold colonizing structures that have wreaked havoc on the planet for generations. With a looming Technocratic State of digital bio-surveillance, it has never been more appropriate for the people to recognize the values they hold dear and set their own specific goals for the coming decade and beyond.
I propose the following ADGs:
Goal 1: Promote access to non-state-funded forms of education that emphasize voluntaryism, self-ownership, mutual aid, critical thinking, creativity, and self-directed learning.
Goal 2: Foster the creation of a network of homeschooling co-ops, unschooling pods, worldschooling advocates, and forest school proponents, whose services can be easily accessed by parents in need.
Goal 3: Create localized and decentralized food systems through community gardens and food forests, and connecting communities with local food producers.
This can be accomplished by making knowledge of permaculture and indigenous food systems more readily available to the masses.
Goal 4: Create pesticide and GMO-free zones where communities can practice agriculture without fear of contamination from genetically engineered technology and toxins.
Goal 5: Promote digital privacy education and encryption tools. Encourage and support access to these tools.
Goal 6: Defund the corporations, banks, philanthropic foundations, and governments, which are the true causes of the destruction of the planet – its people, wildlife, and ecosystems. This could be achieved through mass boycott and divestment campaigns coordinated by grassroots organizations around the world.
Goal 7: Support and promote the use of alternative (digital and paper) currencies. The heart of our current predicament is economic enslavement in a system based on debt and the forced use of state-backed fiat money. Thus, every person should have access to the currency of his or her choice.
Goal 8: Protect the right of all people to access land. Protect the right to harvest rainwater, solar energy, and other resources that allow individuals to become self-sustaining.
Goal 9: Promote a new standard of optimal human health by fostering dialogue about practices and modalities that have been maligned or made illegal by governments. Encourage an honest debate on the benefits of a range of diets and lifestyles while respecting individual choices.
Goal 10: Build human settlements that foster empowerment, community, resiliency, and innovation. Create communities free of exposure to harmful environmental toxins, including, but not limited to, electromagnetic frequency radiation, GMOs, aerosols, pesticides, nanotechnology, etc.
The above goals represent the first spark in what I hope will become a roaring inferno of effort to envision and manifest a parallel world to the one being sold to us by the Predator Class. If enough courageous people take the time to develop these seeds into strong roots, we may yet have an opportunity to turn the tide of technocratic tyranny, which has most recently shown itself in the form of COVID-1984 and now in the form of Agenda 2030, SDGs, and The Great Reset.
Source: The Last American Vagabond
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