UN Plans to Expand Its Environmental Agency

By:  Raven Clabough
05/31/2012
       
UN Plans to Expand Its Environmental Agency

The United Nations will be pushing for an expansion of its already powerful global environmental agency at this year's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, June 20-22. The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) will be renamed the UN Environmental Organization (UNEO) and promoted to the level of a “specialized agency,” giving it more authority and allowing it to receive more funding.

 The United Nations will be pushing for an expansion of its already powerful global environmental agency at this year's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro June 20-22. The UN Environmental Program (UNEP) will be renamed the UN Environmental Organization (UNEO) and promoted to the level of a “specialized agency,” giving it more authority and allowing it to receive more funding.

The ultimate purpose of the organization's restructuring is to support the Sustainable Development division of the UN, the same division that has imposed the radical and highly controversial Agenda 21 policies on nations across the globe.

The expansion is a recommendation of the global sustainability panel put together by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The panel states,

One option is the possible transformation of UNEP into a specialized agency of the United Nations. A strengthened UNEP could enhance coherence between relevant multilateral environmental agreements, and better integrate its work with the activities of development institutions, especially the United Nations Development Program.

According to the United Nations, funding of the agency is to be voluntary, but “assessed contributions” may also be allotted to the agency based on the agency’s needs and signs of success.

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