Debbie Coffey  Copyright 2011   All Rights Reserved.

Investigative Reporter/PPJ


President Obama’s new Rural Council is led by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

How does the USDA tie into the United Nations and international laws?

Let’s look at the USDA’s Forest Service. 


The Forest Service is also on the USDA’s Invasive Species Council, and issued a report about Invasive Species titled “Addressing the Four Threats in an International Context,” which states “While the U.S. is not party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), forest service experts participate in invasive species working groups sponsored by the CBD to share information and establish guidelines for border control, mitigation, and management.”

Does this vague supposed difference between “party to” and “participate” seem a little loosey goosey to you?  (The Convention on Biological Diversity is a United Nations treaty that our U.S. Senate didn’t ratify, so it seems like U.S. government agencies shouldn’t be a “party to” participating in these “working groups.”)   

This report also states: “The Forest Service is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an international partnership of government agencies and non-governmental organizations interested in nature conservation.  The IUCN hosts the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).” 

On the IUCN website, it states: “IUCN links its Mission to the paramount goals of the international community on environment and sustainable development, in particular Agenda 21…”  

 Agenda 21 expert Cassandra Anderson of states that Agenda 21 is the United Nations’ ACTION PLAN, and in her article “UN Tricks and Treaties” (link below) states:

“The United Nations has ensnared the world in voluntary treaties intended to become mandatory later, tricking politicians and the public.  The treaties may be vague and open to interpretation over time, using a tactic known as ‘incrementalism’.  These treaties affect many branches of government.

 The UN avoids using the word ‘treaty’.  Most people understand that treaties erode national sovereignty and power.  Voluntary treaties can be used to slide a foot in the door in order to trample sovereignty later through mandatory regulations.”

Since the Forest Service a member of IUCN, is its mission Agenda 21?

U.S. agencies that are members of IUCN are: U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture (Forest Service), the Interior (Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  These agencies are also on the Rural Council. 

Is their mission Agenda 21? 


The IUCN website states IUCN is a “global environmental network…funded by governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies, foundations, member organizations and corporations, and manages field projects all over the world.”  

IUCN states that it “brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practiceand that its members “include more than 1,000 government and NGO organizations in more than 160 countries.” 

“The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN.”

So, who is this governing body that seems to be setting policies and laws for the U.S. agency “members” listed above?

The IUCN Council is composed of:

The elected Council members hold office for 4 years, from the close of one World Conservation Congress to the close of the next Congress.  The next Congress will be held in 2012 inKorea.

But what about our U.S. CONGRESS?  What does it think about the IUCN Congress setting policies and laws for us? 

IUCN also states “…for social and economic development, we must continue to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives and this has a great bearing on nature.”

Nobody wants to see any human being without clean water, food or shelter.  But if the IUCN were really bent on reducing poverty and helping improve people’s lives, wouldn’t it come down hard on the mining industry or other industries that are raping resources, or to stop the privatization of water?   How will the poor people of the world afford bottled water? 

The International Bottled Water Association seemed delighted with the theme of the U.N.’s World Water Day 2009, which was “Transboundary Waters.” The United Nations focused on “the world’s 263 transboundary lake and river basins, which includes territory in 145 countries, covering nearly half of the Earth’s land surface. ‘Great reservoirs of freshwater also move silently below international borders in underground aquifers,’ as noted by the United Nations. By the U.N.’s count, there are over 270 transboundary aquifers in the world.”
You can see why The International Bottled Water Association zeroed in on this.  But what about ourU.S. aquifers and waters? 

It seems that the U.N. is using the pretext of “protecting the environment” and “reducing poverty” to engineer social change and gain control over countries, including theU.S., by changing and making the laws. 

Should the U.S.have the same laws and policies as a third world country (although we seem to be rapidly deteriorating into one) run by a dictator?  And does the U.N.’s definition of “equity” involve the away its assets (like our water)?  And if so, what Council, government or organization will make these decisions?  What multi-national corporations will benefit from these decisions?


Article. I.

Section 1.

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

There has been no amendment to our Constitution to allow the United Nations to make regulations, policies or laws for theU.S.  But this seems to be happening on a grand scale.



“UN Tricks and Treaties” by CassandraAnderson

“Just Another Brick in the Wall: U.N. Agenda 21 inU.S.Law”

by MartiOakley

“The Quiet Coup”

“Is the U.N. Stealing Control of Our Water and Republic Right Out From Under Us?