A video entitled “Rosa Koire. UN Agenda 2030 exposed“, popped up on our facebook feed with a long message full of fear, which roughly translates to: ‘I used to think this was good but now I know its all bad and scary‘.
The video shows Rosa Koire being interviewed and begins with a screenshot of UN Agenda 21 (not the UN 2030 Agenda). The UN resolution discussed in the short film and the one in the title refer to 2 different UN resolutions; Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030. During the film Rosa Koire explains her concerns about Agenda 21. Specifically, she calls Agenda 21 an ‘inventory and control’ plan, that seeks to move populations into city centres and clear us out of rural areas. She is worried about the formation of a ‘One World Government’, amongst a host of other claims.
We had never heard of Agenda 21 or the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and certainly never heard of Rosa Koire, an ‘expert’ in land valuation in California.
We asked 2 questions: Do we need to fear this UN plan for world domination? And why has this been overlooked by the entire world’s mainstream media?
A quick google search suggests that Agenda 21 is a non-binding UN agreement. President George HW Bush signed up back in 1992. Its opposition has been promoted by anti-environmentalist organisations concerned with land use, e.g. oil, gas and coal. Agenda 21 appears to have been superceeded by the UN Millenium Development Goals, which has in turn been superceeded again by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda is a commitment to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030 world-wide, ensuring that no one is left behind.
Agenda 21 is a 351-page PDF, that is freely available on the UN website. We did some key word searches looking for the words ‘inventory’, ‘enforcement’. and ‘density’. Inventory appears 14 times, Enforcement appears 29 times and Density appears 5 times. The agreement appears to be giving advice to national governments about how and what to inventory and making it very clear that the UN have zero powers to enforce that this takes place. It is concerned with issues such as:
- identifying world heritage sites and primary old growth forests (11.13)
- documenting the state of degradation of our natural resources (12.29)
- prioritising animals under threat of extinction (13.7)
- identifying hazardous areas vulnerable to erosion, floods, landslides, earthquakes etc (13.7 c)
- developing a stronger scientific basis for environmental improvement (35.7)
In section 14.7 the document makes reference to a global inventory / world watch list and discusses the cryogenic storage of seeds. That sounds scary, but in the context of the agreement its a suggestion that we work together to try to preserve some of our planet instead of destroying it, and save our seeds in a storage facility. The newer document, 2030 Agenda, a 41-page PDF turned up 0 occurrences of ‘inventory’, ‘enforcement’, ‘density’, ‘world watch list’.
Rosa goes on to express fears about populations being forcibly moved into cities, sometimes described as increasing density. It is important to remember here that not everyone’s idea of utopia is an isolated cottage in the countryside! We couldn’t find anything in this agreement about forcibly moving populations into cities, and neither Rosa Koire in her video nor the poster of the message on facebook could point us to any section in Agenda 21, that supports the claim. Section 7 of Agenda 21, covers human settlement, it is concerned with; providing housing through housing schemes, sensitive development of large cities, urban poverty, sanitation, water supplies, energy use, transport networks and encouraging governments to plan for disasters before they happen, such as floods.
The more that we read Agenda 21, the more reassured we felt to realise that there was a plan, someone had thought about this 28 years ago and come up with some ideas and advice about making a list of things we don’t want to loose like; knowing where all our fresh water sources are so we don’t pollute them all!
In summary, there is nothing in either of the 2 UN Resolutions that suggests a threatening plan for world domination. UN General Assembly Resolutions are non-binding, all the way through Agenda 21 it says this can’t be enforced by the UN. 351-pages is the length of a chick-lit holiday read and the 2030 Agenda is a very readable 41-pages. They sound a little short for a comprehensive plan of world domination. If there is a secret plan for world domination, it isn’t Agenda 21 or the 2030 Agenda.
This was enough evidence for us to scroll past and decide not to engage or promote this conspiracy. We could go further and look up Rosa Koire or look at how the fictional narrative about agenda 21 is being used to coerce people to protest local planning departments but it isn’t necessary. It is enough to say there is no evidence here to support her claims. The lack of evidence explains why the mainstream media are not reporting her concerns.
Looking up information about this non-factual video that crossed our path, led us to learn more about; the United Nations, locate their website, discover that UN Resolutions are freely available as searchable PDF documents, and we now know there is a difference between UN General Assembly Resolutions which are non-binding and UN Security Council resolutions. All this will better help my family navigate the mainstream media press reports.