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The United Nations Is Stealing Your Future

• By: Jacob Nordangard, PhD

During this meeting world leaders will sign the outcome document "The Pact for the Future". This will be agreed in advance through intergovernmental negotiations and is based on United Nations Our Common Agenda and the fulfillment of Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

A zero draft of the pact was released January 26th after input from over 500 Major Groups and other Stakeholders.1 It was presented by the co-facilitators in the UN Trusteeship Council and followed by a debate with member states representatives January 29th.2

As described on the Summit of the Future webpage:

The result will be a world – and an international system – that is better prepared to manage the challenges we face now and in the future, for the sake of all humanity and for future generations.3

The purpose is to "take action to safeguard the future for present and coming generations". Crises management is at the Pact's core. And there is no lack of crises in need of effective management. As described in the zero draft:

We are at a moment of acute global peril. Across our world, people are suffering from the effects of poverty, hunger, inequality, armed conflicts, violence, displacement, terrorism, climate change, disease, and the adverse impacts of technology. Humanity faces a range of potentially catastrophic and existential risks.4

But with crises comes opportunities. At least for some powerful actors.

The goal of the pact should, according to United Nation's High-Level Advisory Panel on Effective Multilateralismbe: "a global transition by States and non-State actors to a circular economy, addressing both supply and demand in a way that achieves balance with the planet." This is a technocratic concept.