(UCLG Propaganda Film)
1. Important Links
2. Global Agenda Of Local Gov’t
Note: This is “their” headline.
They have specific plans for each of:
(a) Local Action
(b) National Action
(c) International Action
Note: lip-service is being paid to the power and authority that local communities an (to a lesser degree) nations will have. However, this is illogical. As more and more parties become involved, the voice and authority of each becomes less and less.
Furthermore, the further away the power brokers are, the less the effected people will be able to make decisions. Now, what are the specifics the UCLG are advocating?
- Improve their strategic management capacity.
- Boost participation by fostering a buoyant and autonomous civil society to co-create cities and territories.
- Harness integrated urban and territorial planning to shape the future of cities and territories.
- Ensure access to quality and resilient infrastructures and basic services for all.
- Foster local economic opportunities to create decent jobs and social cohesion.
- Put the ‘Right to the City’ at the centre of urban and territorial governance.
- Lead the transition toward low carbon, resilient cities and regions.
- Promote local heritage, creativity and diversity through people-centred cultural policies
A new multilevel governance system
Local leadership will only flourish if there is a national enabling environment for local and regional governments with adequate legal frameworks and resources, as well as a transformation of top-down approaches. Moreover, it can only succeed if the uneven decentralization found in many countries and regions is urgently addressed. National governments should:
1. Renew institutional frameworks to promote shared governance and effective decentralization.
2. Build coherent and integrated national urban and regional policies in consultation with sub-national governments.
3. Rethink sub-national financing systems to reconcile financing with sustainability.
4. Involve local and regional governments in the follow-up of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda, supported by accurate territorialized data.
Local and regional governments’ rightful place at the global table
For global policies and agreements to properly harness local experience and commitment, the place of local and regional governments in international policymaking needs to change. They must be part of a structured consultation as a recognized and organized global constituency rather than subject to ad hoc consultation processes. The efforts of local and regional governments to organize and produce informed inputs must be acknowledged as part of the decision making process by taking the following steps:
1. Include organized local and regional government networks in the governing structures of international development institutions
2. Create new instruments to finance local sustainable infrastructure and services
3. Support decentralized and city-to-city cooperation, learning and knowledge-sharing to foster innovation.
You know what is absent here?
Any talk of sovereignty.
Any talk of having control over one’s own affairs.
This is all about globalism, down to the municipal level.
3. All Migrants, All Citizens
1/ So migration is “agreed” to be a good thing. Why was the public never consulted?
2/ How the downsides could be better handled? You mean like not doing migration in the first place?
3/ “Migrants’ rights”? And what right would those be? Is migration itself a right? Are entitlement programs a right?
4. Partnership With European Union
How can this possibly be a good thing? EU is autocratic, and is on the verge of breaking apart.
1/ EU tried to pull voting rights of Hungary and Poland
2/ UK voted to leave (Brexit)
3/ Italy had its national budget vetoed
4/ German open borders forced the dissolution of Schengen free travel zone, and reinstitution of border controls
5/ Visegrad nations openly reject migrant quotas
6/ Openly nationalist leaders in Europe winning elections
7/ May 2019 EU elections may lead to collapse of EU agenda
But beyond this, the EU is a great example of globalist control working out.
5. Financial Instruments
Will this be a bigger version of the “financial flows” that the carbon taxes (Paris Accord) are designed to bring in?
This will come as a shock to no one, but UCLG supports:
(a) Agenda 2030,
(c) Gender Agenda
(d) Climate Change
This organization completely erases sovereignty of nations, and autonomy of cities. Instead, it promotes the idea that it is all one “global community” and that everyone should have a say in it.
What it DOESN’T mention, is by that logic, everyone else will have a say in running “your” community. Think you have sovereignty now? Well you won’t for very long.