Monday, April 30, 2012

Rand Paul: Hillary commits to UN Small Arms Treaty

Dear fellow Patriot,

Gun-grabbers around the globe believe they have it made.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced the Obama Administration will be working hand-in-glove with the UN to pass a new "Small Arms Treaty."

Disguised as an "International Arms Control Treaty" to fight against "terrorism," "insurgency" and "international crime syndicates," the UN Small Arms Treaty is in fact a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme.

I'm helping lead the fight to defeat this radical treaty in the United States Senate and I want your help.

Please join me by taking a public stand against this outright assault on our national sovereignty by signing the Official Firearms Sovereignty Survey.

Ultimately, the UN Small Arms Treaty is designed to register, ban and CONFISCATE firearms owned by private citizens like YOU.

So far, the gun-grabbers have successfully kept the exact wording of their new scheme under wraps.

But looking at previous versions of the UN Small Arms Treaty, you and I can get a good idea of what's likely in the works.

If passed by the UN and ratified by the U.S. Senate, the UN Small Arms Treaty would almost certainly FORCE the U.S. to:

*** Enact tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding Americans cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to own a firearm legally;

*** CONFISCATE and DESTROY ALL "unauthorized" civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded, of course);

*** BAN the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons;

*** Create an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this is NOT a fight we can afford to lose.

Ever since its founding 65 years ago, the United Nations has been hell-bent on bringing the United States to its knees.

To the petty dictators and one-world socialists who control the UN, the United States of America isn't a "shining city on a hill" -- it's an affront to their grand designs for the globe.

These anti-gun globalists know that so long as Americans remain free to make our own decisions without being bossed around by big government bureaucrats, they'll NEVER be able to seize the worldwide power they crave.

And the UN's apologists also know the most effective way to finally strip you and me of ALL our freedoms would be to DESTROY our gun rights.

That's why I was so glad to hear that the National Association for Gun Rights is leading the fight to stop this assault on our Constitution!

The truth is there's no time to waste.

You and I have to be prepared for this fight to move FAST.

The fact is the last thing the gun-grabbers at the UN and in Washington, D.C. want is for you and me to have time to mobilize gun owners to defeat this radical legislation.

They've made that mistake before, and we've made them pay, defeating EVERY attempt to ram the UN Small Arms Treaty into law since the mid-1990s.

But now time may not be on our side.

In fact, we're likely to only have a few weeks to defeat the treaty when they make their move.

And we definitely don't have a President in the White House who will oppose this treaty.

So our ONE AND ONLY CHANCE to stop the UN Small Arms Treaty is during the ratification process in the U.S. Senate.

As you know, it takes 67 Senate votes to ratify a treaty.

With new pro-gun champions joining me in the Senate, rounding up enough votes to kill this thing should be easy, right?

Unfortunately, that couldn't be further from the truth.

Even with the Republican tidal wave in 2010, there still isn't a pro-gun majority in the Senate to kill ratification of the treaty.

You know just as well as I do how few Senators are truly "pro-gun."

Not only that, but many Senators get "queasy" about killing treaties for fear of "embarrassing" the President -- especially with "international prestige" at stake.

They look at ratifying treaties much like approving the President's Supreme Court nominees.

Remember how many Senators turned their back on us and voted to confirm anti-gun Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor?

A dozen more only voted against Sotomayor after receiving massive grassroots pressure from the folks back home.

So if we're going to defeat the UN Small Arms Treaty gun owners have to turn the heat up on the U.S. Senate now before it's too late!

Do you believe the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Second Amendment are the supreme law of the land?

Do you believe any attempt by the United Nations to subvert or supersede your Constitutional rights must be opposed?

If you said "Yes" to these questions, please sign the survey the National Association for Gun Rights has prepared for you.

Your survey will put you squarely on the record AGAINST the UN Small Arms Treaty.

And along with your signed survey, I hope you'll send a generous contribution of $250, $100, $50 or even just $35 to help finance this battle.

With your generous contribution, the National Association for Gun Rights will continue contacting Second Amendment supporters to turn up the heat on targeted U.S. Senators.

Not only that, but they're preparing a massive program to launch the second this treaty is brought before the Senate.

Direct mail.  Phones.  E-mail.  Blogs.  Guest editorials.  Press conferences.  Hard-hitting internet, newspaper, radio and even TV ads if funding permits.  The whole nine yards.

Of course, a program of this scale is only possible if the National Association for Gun Rights can raise the money.

But that's not easy, and we may not have much time.

In fact, if gun owners are going to defeat the UN Small Arms Treaty pro-gun Americans like you and me have to get involved NOW!

So please put yourself on record AGAINST the UN Small Arms Treaty by signing NAGR's Firearms Sovereignty Survey.

But along with your survey, please agree to make a generous contribution of $250, $100, $50 or even just $35.

And every dollar counts in this fight so even if you can only chip in $10 or $20, it will make a difference.

Thank you in advance for your time and money devoted to defending our Second Amendment rights.

For Freedom,

Rand Paul
United States Senator

P.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced the Obama Administration will be working hand in glove with the United Nations to pass a new GLOBAL, "Small Arms Treaty."

If we're going to defeat the UN Small Arms Treaty gun owners have to turn the heat up on the U.S. Senate now before it's too late!

Please return your Firearms Sovereignty Survey and put yourself squarely on the record AGAINST ratification of the UN Small Arms Treaty.

And if you can, please make a generous contribution to the National Association for Gun Rights of $250, $150, $100 or even just $35 right away!

And every dollar counts in this fight so even if you can only chip in $10 or $20, it will make a difference.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Death of Privacy by Bits and Bytes

“The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them” is attributed to V. Lenin.

 Fast forward to the “digital everything” age and the 21st century equivalent is coming to us via the “smart meter” and “smart grid” of your electrical energy provider. In this case, your personal privacy is going to be hung out and left twisting in the wind via the invasion of smart-chip equipped appliances into your home communicating with your smart meter and beyond. These chips never sleep and are able to note your usage of electrical power moment-to-moment, whether it is your computer, washing machine, dish washer, heat pump, or electric tooth brush. They communicate your on-off electrical usage patterns to the “smart meter,” which has replaced your traditional analog electric power meter. The smart meter in turn then transmits your electrical usage patterns to the utility company, perhaps to some intermediary data processing center, or to the clandestine computer of some data hacker.


Please join me in emailing your state legislators and ask them to sponsor a resolution against UN Agenda 21. See below:

Update, April 25, 2012: Last month the Tennessee House passed by 72-23 HJR 587, which is a non-binding resolution that "recognizes the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21 and hereby exposes to the public and public policymakers the dangerous intent of the plan.... [and] BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the federal government and state and local governments across the country be well informed of the underlying harmful implications of implementation of United Nations Agenda 21 destructive strategies for 'sustainable development,' and we hereby endorse rejection of its radical policies and rejection of any grant monies attached to it."
     On April 24, 2012, the Tennessee Senate also passed HJR 587 by a vote of 19-11. This makes Tennessee the first state where both legislative houses have passed anti-Agenda 21 legislation.

Ask Your State Legislators to Introduce a Stop Agenda 21 Bill

Starting in 2011 there has been an amazingly fast growth in interest among Tea Party and other conservative groups in learning about, then stopping the implementation of the UN's Agenda 21 in their local area as well as their state and the nation as a whole.

If you want to learn about Agenda 21, you could start by reading "Stop the UN's Agenda 21 & 'Sustainable Development'" or "Your Hometown & the United Nations' Agenda 21." Or, if you prefer to learn from videos, try viewing a recent Agenda 21 video by Tom DeWeese that describes the overall movement to Stop Agenda 21 or another recent video by Don Casey that provides many details of just how far the implementation of Agenda 21 has already gone. Another excellent resource for learning more about Agenda 21 and what you can do about it is our web page "Choose Freedom -- STOP AGENDA 21."

Starting in 2012, New HampshireTennessee, and Georgia have already introduced bills to help publicize the downsides of implementing Agenda 21. Furthermore, in Tennessee a bill has been introduced in both House andSenate to prohibit that state and all of its political subdivisions from spending money implementing Agenda 21. We expect the number of states in this list to grow very rapidly this year and next. 

Since most states are either out of session or winding down by this point in even-numbered years, the big push for Stop Agenda 21 state bills should happen in 2013 after this fall's elections. However, let's not wait for 2013. Let's start educating our state legislators now and urge them to introduce Stop Agenda 21 bills at the earliest possible time.

The tools you have for doing this can all be found at our "Choose Freedom -- STOP AGENDA 21" web page. 

To get the ball rolling in your state, scroll down to send a message to your state legislators asking them to introduce a Stop Agenda 21 bill in your state legislature. The prewritten, editable message to them contains a link to our "Choose Freedom -- STOP AGENDA 21" web page and a link to our "Model Stop Agenda 21 Bill for State Legislatures."

Personalize your message for maximum impact. 

Phone calls can also be very effective, and of course, the most effective way to educate your state legislators is by making personal visits to their offices. Click here for contact information for your state representatives.

DeWitt Edwards 
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It is true, that the regime has kept us very busy, dizzy and distracted to the max.  We have been taking for granted, or ignoring, the first battle that we have to win, in order to have a chance to take back our nation: the totally and absolutely ban of the electronic voting machines.  If we fail to win this GREAT BATTLE, we might as well say goodbye to the United States of America, the way we have known it and learn to live under a Communist regime.



The 21st Century Socialism goals are to destroy the economy (done), destroy the rights to privacy (done), socialize medicine (done), destroy the rights to property (being implemented) and to control voting to remain in power using electronic voting machines. The elections that brought Obama to become a senator were conducted with Venezuelan (Communist President Chavez) electronic voting machines.  “The right to vote is the primary right by which other rights are protected” Thomas Paine


Let’s face it; fraudulent election results are as old as prostitution and making bread.  There are possibly hundreds of ways to manipulate the data, the voters, and the results.  Before the turn of the century, manipulation or fraudulent behaviors in the United States elections were perceived as simply, peccata minuta that is, a “minor” event… a “political mischief”.  However is this still the case?                   


Many Americans from all parties have been looking at the evidence and the reports from the news and fellow citizens, regarding fraudulent election incidents, and they have been reaching the same conclusion.  Election fraud has increased to an alarming rate.  Very soon, we will be facing, what some believe is the most important election in our history.  Our lives, as we know it, are at stake.


In recent meetings and conferences, to our surprise, a vast majority of the American citizens, members of Tea Party and patriot groups have no idea of the immense danger presented by the electronic voting machines.  The differences between our traditional ways of doing politics vs. the new monster called (from 2008 on) “The XXI Century’s Socialism”, (a new morphed, evil and insidious brand of Communism is created and maintained by what we call a “Constitutional Dictatorship”) are explained in the linked Constitutional Dictatorship article. In order to stop the Constitutional Dictatorship we have to play “cricket” the real bad news is that the American people (including our conservative leaders) have never been to a cricket game, therefore, our people and politicians insist on playing “baseball”, when the enemy is playing “cricket”.


The American conservatives have been fighting on many battle fronts: Agenda 21; Islamic infiltration; the interference in our children’s education; the job crisis; the Wall Street Occupy idiots; the usurpation and violation of our constitution; the Marxist indoctrination of our college students; the way government agencies are spying on us; Obama’s executive orders and intentions to rule by decree (like Chavez); his intention to fundamentally change our nation with a brand-new Constitution; the call for a Constitutional Convention; control of the internet; NDAA; Expatriation Act; "The National Defense Resources Preparedness ; Obamacare mandate; depopulation; the promotion of alternative life styles; tax increases; the creation of a national militia and our nation's debt, just to name some of the distractions and pieces of the puzzle to finally control our nation.  


It is true, that the regime has kept us very busy, dizzy and distracted to the max.  We have been taking for granted, or ignoring, the first battle that we have to win, in order to have a chance to take back our nation: the totally and absolutely ban of the electronic voting machines.  If we fail to win this GREAT BATTLE, we might as well say goodbye to the United States of America, the way we have known it and learn to live under a Communist regime.  The U.N. Agenda 21 will achieve its goal; the Islam’s influence will grow; the state will look after the brainwashing of our children; we will see idiots everywhere; we will all end up working for and depending on the Marxist regime for our mere survival; the enemy will write out a brand-new Constitution and among many other nasty and undesirable things, we will see the taxes go through the roof and beyond and our properties vanish.


Recent articles about Spanish company SKYTL teaming up with several states to research overseas voting, according to news published in the SKYTL website raise additional concerns of fraud in the 2012 Presidential elections.  There is an extreme danger of the e-voting machines and there needs to be an urgent awareness and a movement to prevent the use of e-voting machines in the 2012 elections.


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 “He, who counts the votes, (with or without e-voting machines) wins the election!(Joseph Stalin)





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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Re: Senators Rubio, DeMint, Lee & Vitter introduce Bill Allowing Employers To Award Performance-Based Raises To Union Members

Since when has America become communist, since our senators stopped paying attention and pass these bills.
While O moves closer to controlling our entire lives with communism and treasonous acts, this is the best our Senators can do.
Shame on you.

The Muslim Brotherhood visits the WH more than you.
Ener1 is being sold to the Russians - In case your forgot the American taxpayer paid for this company and now proprietary information used by the military will go to the Russians.
The Drone that O gave to the Iranians will be used to attack us.
O gives or food and money to the Middle East while states can't get emergency help from tornadoes and Americans are destroyed.
Black boxes will be installed in cars to track???
The schools are controlled by UNESCO, blatantly indoctrinate communism and radical Islam, by the way so do the prisons
Green programs are destroying our industry.
Farmers are being assaulted with over regulation
Fisherman can't fish because of phony regulation.

No agency answers your requests for documentation to prove their phony regulations. Instead of closing the agency you beg for information while they laugh at you.
UN Agenda 21 is being implemented by every agency as they steal private property through phony wetlands, wildlands and rezoning projects.
The UN is controlling our open borders.

The voting machines will be controlled by a Spanish company owned by Soros.

Our dollar is being destroyed by the run away printing of the Fed.

Our food is being controlled by Monsanto's GMO's

God will be outlawed from public areas.

NASA scientists said stop with the global warming garbage
Pay attention to the real threat - cooling, earthquakes and volcanos which will block the sun and cause the solar panels and windmills useless.
Starvation and freezing temperature is on the menu.

The OWS are being trained to cause riots in the streets and go after the police.

Unemployment number are phony. Gas and Food inflation is ramped.

The government and banker criminals who cause the housing crash are laughing all the way to the bank.

And this is the best you can do a worthless bill proposing nothing except, oh I get it you are looking for votes.

When we have martial law, and voting machines that vote D regardless of what is entered and the liar with the fraudulent birth certificate wins and your children are slaves, remember what you voted for. Can you say, "Communism for the American people."

Please remind me again who you work for???

Karen Schoen

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Thursday, April 26, 2012                                      Contact: Alex Conant (202) 224-3041
Washington, D.C. – U.S. SSenator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act, with Senators Jim DeMint (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-UT), and David Vitter (R-LA) as original co-sponsors. The RAISE Act would amend the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Act provision that blocked employers from giving deserving employees performance-based raises or bonuses. Under the current law, 8 million Americans who are union members have capped salaries.
“It is a sad day in America when no matter how hard an employee works, he or she is blocked from higher earning potential,” said Rubio. “This bill fixes this arbitrary ceiling placed on these workers and allows the free market to function as it is supposed to. These kind of actions by the NLRB are the very root of the larger issue at hand: a board of unelected government bureaucrats dictating to businesses what employees are worth.”
This bill is the Senate version of the House Bill, H.R. 4385 introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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If i wanted America to fail…I would do exactly what liberals have been doing.


To follow, not lead; to suffer, not prosper; to despair, not dream — I’d start with energy.


I’d cut off America’s supply of cheap, abundant energy.  Of course, I couldn’t take it by force.  So, I’d make Americans feel guilty for using the energy that heats their homes, fuels their cars, runs their businesses, and powers their economy.

I’d make cheap energy expensive, so that expensive energy would seem cheap.


I would empower unelected bureaucrats to all-but-outlaw America’s most abundant sources of energy.  And after banning its use in America, I’d make it illegal for American companies to ship it overseas.  If I wanted America to fail … View the powerful video>


Bishop Daniel Jenky delivered a fiery homily where he said that President Obama is following in the footsteps of Hitler and Stalin "The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal … [Read More...]



In 1992’s United Nation summit in Brazil, Agenda 21 was introduce by Prince Charles of England.  Agenda 21 In the United States was first imposed to the American people by President Bill Clinton’s Executive Order No. 12852 of June 29, 1993, further amendment by executive order # 12852, in June of 1997. Expand it by now President Obama with Executive Order 13575 including 25 … [Read More...]


And in record time A new report from the Congressional Budget Office states that there are now almost 45 million Americans getting food stamps -- or, officially, the more genteel Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). That's one out of every seven residents. The total yearly … [Read More...]


I have repeatedly been asked by a number of different people if I think that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has committed any offenses that subject him to being impeached by the Congress of the United States. The answer is without a doubt, yes because he has repeatedly breached his oath of office. The … [Read More...]


What if you had to make a business trip overseas tomorrow only to find out that, even though the IRS does not issue your passport, the IRS has revoked your passport?  This is a possible reality if Senate Bill 1813 passes through Congress.  What does the IRS have … [Read More...]


Washington,D.C.- During the monthly ‘Conversations with Conservatives’ press event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, Congressman Allen West was questioned about his recent comment that 80 members of the Democratic Progressive Caucus in Congress were Communists.   "I don’t regret it whatsoever.”  I think that if you were to take the time to study the politcal spectrum of ideologies, you would understand that at the turn of the century, American Communists renamed  themselves as Progressives.  There is a very thin line between Communism, Progressivism, Marxism, Socialism, or even as Mark Levin has said, Statism."- Congressman Allen West[Read More...]









Khrushchev: “Your grandchildren will live under Communism. You Americans will not accept Communism outright, but we will keep feeding you small doses of Socialism, until you finally wake up finding that you already have Communism. We will not have to fight you. We will so weaken your economy, until you fall into our hands.”




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Friday, April 20, 2012

Re: Fwd: Here Comes More Great (Sarcastic) News from our UN Friends - Spread the Wealth

Please share. Thanks Shelly.  Please share especially with your legislators.  Anyone who buys into this MUST GO.

Lies, Lies and more lies.

My favorite part is eradicating poverty.  How many trillions have we given the UN to do just that?

We must change the HOUSE and SENATE.

Join us on Oct 20 to celebrate GET OUT OF THE UN DAY

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Subject: Here Comes More Great (Sarcastic) News from our UN Friends - Spread the Wealth, Your that is.

The tab for U.N.'s Rio summit: Trillions per year in taxes, transfers and price hikes
By George Russell
Published April 20, 2012
The upcoming United Nations environmental conference on sustainable development will consider a breathtaking array of carbon taxes, transfers of trillions of dollars from wealthy countries to poor ones, and new spending programs to guarantee that populations around the world are protected from the effects of the very programs the world organization wants to implement, according to stunning U.N. documents examined by Fox News.
The main goal of the much-touted, Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, scheduled to be held in Brazil from June 20-23, and which Obama Administration officials have supported, is to make dramatic and enormously expensive changes in the way that the world does nearly everything'or, as one of the documents puts it, "a fundamental shift in the way we think and act."
Among the proposals on how the challenges can and must be addressed, according to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon:
--More than $2.1 trillion a year in wealth transfers from rich countries to poorer ones, in the name of fostering green infrastructure, climate adaptation and other green economy measures.
--New carbon taxes for industrialized countries that could cost about $250 billion a year, or 0.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product, by 2020. Other environmental taxes are mentioned, but not specified.
--Further unspecified price hikes that extend beyond fossil fuels to anything derived from agriculture, fisheries, forestry, or other kinds of land and water use, all of which would be radically reorganized. These cost changes would contribute to a more level playing field between established, 'brown' technologies and newer, greener ones."
-- Major global social spending programs, including a "social protection floor" and "social safety nets" for the world's most vulnerable social groups for reasons of equity.
--Even more social benefits for those displaced by the green economy revolution
including those put out of woork in undesirable fossil fuel industries. The benefits, called investments, would include access to nutritious food, health services, education, training and retraining, and unemployment benefits."
--A guarantee that if those sweeping benefits weren't enough, more would be granted. As one of the U.N. documents puts it: Any adverse effects of changes in prices of goods and services vital to the welfare of vulnerable groups must be compensated for and new livelihood opportunities provided."
Click here for the Executive Summary Report.
That huge catalogue of taxes and spending is described optimistically as targeted investments in human and social capital on top of investments in natural capital and green physical capital, and is accompanied by the claim that it will all, in the long run, more than pay for itself.
But the whopping green investment list barely scratches the surface of the mammoth exercise in global social engineering that is envisaged in the U.N. documents, prepared by the Geneva-based U
nited Nations Environmental Management Group (UNEMG), a consortium of 36 U.N. agencies, development banks and environmental bureaucracies, in advance of the Rio session.
An earlier version of the report was presented at a closed door session of the U.N.'s top bureaucrats during a Long Island retreat last October, where Rio was discussed as a "unique opportunity" to drive an expanding U.N. agenda for years ahead.
Click here for more on this story from Fox News.
Under the ungainly title of Working Towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy, A United Nations System-Wide Perspective, the final version of the 204-page report is intended to contribute to preparations for the Rio + 20 summit, where one of the two themes is the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.  (The other theme is the institutional framework for sustainable development sometimes known as global environmental governance.)
But in fact, it also lays out new roles for private enterprise, national governments, and a bevy of socialist-style worker, trade and citizens organizations in creating a sweeping international social reorganization, all closely monitored by regulators and governments to maintain environmental sustainability and human equity.
Transforming the global economy will require action locally (e.g., through land use planning), at the national level (e.g., through energy-use regulations) and at the international level (e.g., through technology diffusion), the document says. It involves profound changes in economic systems, in resource efficiency, in the composition of global demand, in production and consumption patterns and a major transformation in public policy-making.
It will also require a serious rethinking of lifestyles in developed countries.
As the report puts it, even though the bulk of green investments will come from the private sector," the "role of the public sector... is indispensable for influencing the flow of private financing." It adds that the green economy model recognizes the value of markets, but is not tied to markets as the sole or best solution to all problems.
Among other countries, the report particularly
lauds China as a good example of combining investments and public policy incentives to encourage major advances in the development of cleaner technologies.
Along those lines, it says, national governments need to reorganize themselves to " collectively design fiscal and tax policies as well as policies on how to use the newly generated revenue" from their levies. There, "U.N. entities can help governments and others to find the most appropriate ways of phasing out harmful subsidies while combining that with the introduction of new incentive schemes to encourage positive steps forward."
U.N. organizations can also encourage the ratification of relevant international agreements, assist the Parties to implement and comply with related obligations...and build capacity, including that of legislators at national and sub-national levels to prepare and ensure compliance with regulations and standards."
The report declares that scaled-up and accelerated international cooperation" is required, with new coordination at "the international, sub-regional, and regional levels."
Stronger regulation is needed, and to avoid the proliferation of national regulations and standards, the use of relevant international standards is essential -- an area where the U.N. can be very helpful, the report indicates.
The U.N. is also ready to supply new kinds of statistics to bolster and measure the changes that the organization foresees including indicators that do away with old notions of economic growth and progress and replace them with new statistics.
One example: the U.N. System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), which will become an internationally agreed statistical framework in 2012."
These changes, the authors reassure readers, will only be done in line with the domestic development agendas of the countries involved.
A green economy is not a one-size-fits-all path towards sustainable development, an executive summary of the report declares. Instead it is a dynamic policy toolbox for local decision-makers, who can decide to use it optionally.
But even so, the tools are intended for only one final aim. And they have the full endorsement of U.N. Secretary General Ban, who declares in a forward to the document that only such integrated approach will lay lasting foundations for peace and sustainable development," and calls the upcoming Rio conclave a "generational opportunity" to act.
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