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DRAFT

UN SDG Target 16.6 & Target Action Plan #20

Plan to Strengthen and Fully Fund the United Nations, its Related Organizations and the Accelerated Implementation of its Sustainable Development Goals. Do Not Make the UN a World Government but Amend the UN Charter to Give the UN and Related Organizations the Authority and Means to Enforce and Ultimately Make International Laws and Rapidly Help Settle All Conflicts and Disputes by Pacific and Legal Means

(Updated December 6, 2016)

(This is a work in progress. Please provide comments, suggestions and additional actions to PeopleNow.org by email: RefinethePlan@PeopleNow.org or Fax 703-521-0849)

 

20.1   Introduction


The United States–the richest nation in the world–should take a leadership-role in supporting the United Nations. This Target Action Plan TAP of the Massive-Global-Movement and Universal-Strategic-Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World (MGM&USP)–described at www.PeopleNow.org–should be refined and accomplished ASAP.


The United Nations requires that each country have the “primary responsibility for its own economic and social development” and accomplish all seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are being integrated into the Common Agenda so that the SDGs can be worked on from a common-set of plans.

 

This TAP includes proposed-actions for the U.S. to lead efforts to help the United Nations prepare and implement a UN-Movement and Plan (TAP #101) to:

 

 Ensure that the United Nations (and all its related organizations and programs)–in particular its Peacekeepers, the International Court of Justice (World Court), the International Criminal Court (ICC), INTERPOL (International Police), and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)–are fully funded and strengthened.

 

 Provide the authority and means to enforce and ultimately make international laws, rapidly settle all conflicts and disputes by pacific (peaceful) and pacific-legal means, and markedly accelerate the completion of the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals (MDG’s and SDG’s).

 

 Provide the United Nations (and its related organizations and programs) with the outstanding support from the UN Foundation, UN Associations and other NGOs. These organizations and programs have done and are doing very well. However the UN and its related organizations are grossly underfunded and their authority severely limited by the superpowers in particular–U.S. politicians and their use of the veto in the Security Council.


Critical national and international laws and treaties are not adequately observed or enforced in particular–the Misprision of a Felony, The International Bill of Human Rights and The Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928. These and other laws require that all felonies be resolved, oulaw wars and require that the settlement or solution of all disputes and conflicts–of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them–shall never be sought except by pacific means.


Because these and other laws and treaties are not adequately observed and enforced, horrific injustices exist–in Gaza, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq and Syria. In addition, the threat nuclear war, abject poverty, and preventable diseases exist, and parts of key-UN Millennium Goals are not being met.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

20.1    Introduction

 

20.2    Purpose

 

20.3    Objectives

           20.4.1 Accomplish Urgent Priority Actions

                       20.4.1.1          United Nations with the assistance of the United States Ensure that Everyone in the World has basic necessities-of-life rapidly –beginning with the sick, malnourished, hungry and homeless (this TAP #20)

                       20.4.1.2          Work with the UN and other countries to markedly accelerate completion of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

           20.4.2 Enforce UN Charter, International Laws and Treaties

                       20.4.2.1          The Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928

                       20.4.2.2          The Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations

                       20.4.2.3          The International Bill of Human Rights

           20.4.3 U.S. Lead Efforts to help ensure that the United Nations and all of its 57 related organizations are reformed and strengthened; in particular, the following:

           20.4.4 Security Council

           20.4.5 General Assembly

           20.4.6 International Court of Justice (World Court)

           20.4.7 International Criminal Court (ICC)

           20.4.8 INTERPOL (International Police)

           20.4.9 UN Peacekeepers

           20.4.10           United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

           20.4.11           International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

           20.4.12           U.S. Lead efforts to provide adequate authority and police powers to the UN, ICC, ICOJ and INTERPOL to enforce their decisions

           20.4.13           U.S. Government Officials Act in the best interest of the people of the U.S. and World

           20.4.14           U.S. ratify and comply with all Treaties–Unsigned or Unratified–by the Unites States, or explain why not

           20.4.15           Help Create Additional Treaties

           20.4.16           Help the UN reform and regulate large multinational-corporations, multinational-companies and multinational-institutions

           20.4.17           Help Provide full funding for the UN, all its related organization and Missions, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

           20.4.18           Integrate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the MGM&USP’s Common Agenda

 

20.5    Background

 

20.6    Maintain and Continually Report the Status of the Implementation of this Plan

 

20.7    Bibliography: Sources of the Information in this Plan

 

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20.2    Purpose


The United States help provide a plan to fully fund, reform and strengthen the United Nations, UN Peacekeepers, UN Agencies, Councils, Special Missions, Peacekeeping, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), other Development and Environmental Programs, World Court, International Criminal Court (ICC), and INTERPOL. Also the United States help provide the authority for these organizations to rapidly settle all conflicts-and-disputes by pacific, legal means and help ensure global peace, prosperity, justice and sustainability with no resort to war, use of force or violence.

 

20.3    Objectives


The objectives of this plan include:

 

20.3.1 Ensure that everyone in the U.S. has at least the basic necessities-of-life–ASAP–by accelerating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

20.3.2 The U.S. lead efforts to help ensure that the United Nations its 57 related organizations are fully funded, reformed and strengthened

 

20.3.3 The U.S. help provide the UN (and its related organizations) the authority, tools, means and funds to settle conflicts-and-disputes by pacific (peaceful) means including pacific-legal means and provide adequate authority and police powers to the UN, ICC, ICOJ and INTERPOL to enforce their decisions

 

20.3.3.1          Pacific means–of settling disputes or conflicts–include diplomacy, meetings, conferences, direct negotiations and/or negotiations through a third or multiple parties

 

20.3.3.2          Pacific legal means of settling disputes-and-conflicts–include negotiations, humane prosecutions, tort claims and disgorgement actions

 

20.3.3.3          We should integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the Common Agenda so that the SDGs can be worked on from a common-set of plans

 

20.3.3.4          The U.S. to lead efforts to help the United Nations prepare and implement a UN-Movement and Plan (MP #101)


The bibliography at the end of this document provides a list of the primary-sources for the information in this document.


 

20.4    Actions

 

20.4.1 Accomplish Urgent Priority Actions ASAP, in particular:

 

20.4.1.1          United Nations with the assistance of the United States Ensure that Everyone in the World has basic necessities-of-life rapidly –beginning with the sick, malnourished, hungry and homeless (this TAP #20). The basic necessities-of-life include adequate shelter, food, water, health care, sanitary-sewage systems, clothing and energy.

 

20.4.1.2          Work with the UN and other countries to markedly accelerate completion of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

20.4.1.3          Help fully fund the Actions and TAPs of the United Nations and its related-organizations. See below § 20.4.17.

 

20.4.2 Enforce UN Charter, International Laws and Treaties–fully comply with the spirit and intent of international laws, convention and treaties (in particular those listed below), our Constitution (national, state and local), cease all renditions, warrant less arrests, interfering in the internal affairs of other nations, supplying rebels with arms and munitions, etc.

 

20.4.2.1          The Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928:

 

20.4.2.1.1       Outlawed all wars, has been ratified by over 80 countries including the United States and is effective today Footnote

 

20.4.2.1.2       Requires that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific means Footnote

 

20.4.2.1.3       Was used to prosecute war criminals during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the Tokyo Tribunal Footnote

 

20.4.2.2          The Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations:

 

20.4.2.2.1       Were both ratified by the U.S. and are–along with the U.S. Constitution–the supreme law-of-the-land and require, among other things, that:

 

20.4.2.2.1.1    The people of the occupied country and prisoners of war must–at all times–be humanely treated. The legal definition of "humane" is: Kind, tender, compassionate. Disposed to eliminate the cause of suffering of man or beast

 

20.4.2.2.1.2    An occupying power take all the measures in its power to restore, and ensure–as far as possible–public order and safety, while respecting–unless absolutely prevented–the laws-in-force in the country

 

20.4.2.2.1.3    An occupying power is required to ensure functioning electricity, potable running water, and safe streets, and that the basic necessities-of-life are provided and is not permitted to make changes in the country's law–beyond those absolutely necessary–to meet these obligations

 

20.4.2.3          The International Bill of Human Rights

 

The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (with its two Optional Protocols) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 

The economic, social and cultural rights recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (articles 22 to 27) include: the right to social security; the right to work; the right to equal-pay-for-equal-work; the right to rest-and-leisure; the right to a standard-of-living adequate for health and well-being; the right to education; and the right to participate in the cultural life of the community

 

20.4.3 U.S. Lead Efforts to help ensure that the United Nations and all of its 57 related organizations are reformed and strengthened; in particular, the following:

 

20.4.4 Security Council–U.S. lead efforts to help the UN:

 

20.4.4.1          Eliminate the veto power of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council

 

20.4.4.2          Increase the number of electoral regions for the UN Security Council from four to nine in that each would have one permanent-member and each region two-revolving members to add up to a 27-seat Council, thus better reflecting national, cultural and population realities

 

20.4.4.3          Require the Council to take up all issues–of threats to peace and security–and decide how to act on them and disclose its reasons for deciding (or not deciding) to take up the issue

 

20.4.4.4          Require the Security Council to make its substantive deliberations in public and transparent

 

20.4.4.5          Require the Security Council to take reasonable measures to consult with each nation that would be impacted by its decisions

 

20.4.4.6          Work with the UN and other countries to reform and democratize the Security Council to end all hostilities by pacific and legal means. Lead efforts to amend the United Nations Charter to require the Security Council to take up any and all cases of violent-conflict immediately upon their commencement, and to immediately provide a course-of-action to halt hostilities by pacific means of a cease-fire in place, to require mediation at the UN (with the aid of regional-partners if desired), and if necessary refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court for cease-and-desist injunctions, arrest warrants, etc.

 

20.4.5 General Assembly–Reform, Strengthen and Organize by Function

 

20.4.5.1          Simplify its programs

 

20.4.5.2          Adopt a super majority for decision making and abandon reliance on consensus since it results in watered down resolutions

 

20.4.5.3          Pay more attention to implementation and compliance with its decisions

 

20.4.5.4          Organize UN Committees by functions e.g. full employment, global security, water, shelter, nutritious food, etc. (TAP #12)

  

20.4.5.5          Someone (unknown to the compilers) suggested to: Add a Parliamentary Assembly of members elected by the citizens of each country and in which the number of seats and/or the weight of its votes allocated to each country would more accurately reflect population and perhaps economic power. Then any decisions of the GA would have to pass both houses. Such "global MPs" would also be able to represent the common welfare of humanity in general rather than being required to follow the dictates of their governments back home as the current State ambassadors are.

 

20.4.6 International Court of Justice (World Court)–Strengthen, expand the jurisdiction of and speed up the processes of the International Court of Justice (World Court) including filing injunction to cease-and-desist hostilities

 

20.4.6.1          U.S. Fully accept the World Court's jurisdiction and recuse itself when the UN Security Council is voting. The U.S. enforce rulings that affect the U.S. “After the court ruled that the U.S.'s covert war against Nicaragua was in violation of international law (Nicaragua v. United States), the United States wrongfully withdrew from compulsory jurisdiction in 1986. The United States accepts the court's jurisdiction only on a case-by-case basis.[3] Chapter XIV of the United Nations Charter authorizes the UN Security Council to enforce Court rulings. However, such enforcement is subject to the veto power of the five permanent members of the Council, which the United States used in the Nicaragua case.” From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Court File enforceable injunctions to stop illegal conflicts, occupations, offensive arms sales, torture, violations of rights, etc. by pacific means

 

20.4.7 International Criminal Court (ICC)–strengthen and expand the jurisdiction of and speed up the processes of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Working with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, www.coalitionfortheicc.org, and others to:

 

20.4.7.1          Provide authority to the ICC to humanely and privately (not secretly) investigate and prosecute senior public and private-sector officials when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so” as described in www.HumaneJustice.org and www.HumaneProsecutions.org. Section V. Link to Wikipedia entry.

 

20.4.7.2          U.S. sign and “deposit the instruments to accede to the Rome Statute” that has already been ratified, so that the U.S. joins and participates fully in the International Criminal Court (ICC) and encourage all other countries to do likewise. See: Link to ICC Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_and_the_International_Criminal_Court

 

20.4.7.3          U.S. submit a declaration to the International Criminal Court (ICC) under Article 12.3 of the Rome Statute giving it jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute grave crimes committed on its territory or by its nationals since 1 July 2002, the date of treaty’s initial entry into force, if U.S. authorities are genuinely unable or unwilling to do so.

 

20.4.7.4          Request ICC adopt procedures to humanely and privately (not secretly) investigate and prosecute senior public and private sector officials by refining and using the Plan to Humanely and Privately (not secretly) Prosecute Lawbreakers With Timely Restitution For Victims, Rehabilitation for Lawbreakers and Restorative Justice for Both described on www.HumanProsecutions.org. Under this plan the International Criminal Court (ICC) could humanely and privately investigate and as appropriate, summon (or quietly arrest if necessary), indict and prosecute in absentia if necessary.

 

20.4.8 INTERPOL (International Police)–Strengthen, Expand the Jurisdiction of and Speed up the Processes of the International Police (INTERPOL)

 

20.4.8.1          Allow Humane, Former Special Forces Members to Join INTERPOL to Make Difficult Arrests

 

20.4.9 UN Peacekeepers–Expand and Strengthen

 

20.4.9.1          Allow American citizens–including ex servicemen–to join UN Peacekeeper Teams

 

20.4.10           United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)–Strengthen, Expand the Jurisdiction of and Speed up the Processes of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (http://www.un.org/disarmament/)

 

20.4.11           International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)–Strengthen, Expand the Jurisdiction of and Speed up the Processes of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). United Nations-IAEA and Member Countries develop and implement a program/plan for all countries to immediately cease all fissile material enrichment, implement energy conservation measures and alternative sustainable energy sources, phase out nuclear power programs and ensure all fissile materials and radioactive waste are kept secure under each Country/United Nations–IAEA joint supervision

 

20.4.12           U.S. Lead efforts to provide adequate authority and police powers to the UN, ICC, ICOJ and INTERPOL to enforce their decisions

 

20.4.13           U.S. Government Officials Act in the best interest of the people of the U.S. and World

 

20.4.14           U.S. ratify and comply with all Treaties–Unsigned or Unratified–by the Unites States, or explain why not; in particular the following ASAP:

 

20.4.14.1        1951 - Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, party to only the 1967 protocol

 

20.4.14.2        1972 - Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, signed but withdrew in 2002

 

20.4.14.3        1997 - Kyoto Protocol, signed with no intention to ratify

 

20.4.14.4        1997 - Ottawa Treaty (Mine Ban Treaty), unsigned

 

20.4.14.5        1998 - Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, signed but not ratified

 

20.4.14.6        2002 - Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, not signed

 

20.4.14.7        2008 - Convention on Cluster Munitions, not signed

 

20.4.14.8        Multilateral Human Rights Treaties Signed, But Not Ratified

 

20.4.15           Help Create Additional Treaties

 

20.4.16           Help the UN reform and regulate large multinational-corporations, multinational-companies and multinational-institutions including in particular establishing international-charters for each multinational-entity–similar to the proposed-U.S.-Federal-Government Charters for large U.S. corporations and companies–as outlined in Require Renewable Federal Charters for Corporations and Eliminate Corporate Executives Control Over Government Officials (TAP #21)

 

20.4.17           Help Provide full funding for the UN, all its related organization and Missions, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and all other programs including child mortality, fighting epidemic diseases such as Ebola, countering the negative-effects of climate change, etc. These funds should come from the summary-of-funding sources (TAP #31), in particular enacting a very progressive property tax on multinational corporations similar to the proposed tax on net assets proposed for the U.S.–At All Levels of Government Enact a Progressive Property Tax on the Net Assets of Both Individuals, Corporations, Companies and Other Entities with More than $1 Million in Net Assets, Provide Generous Tax Deductions Based on Worthiness of Charitable Causes Being Supported, Eliminate Income, Sales, Estate, Corporate and All Other Taxes and Simplify Tax Codes (TAP #32)

 

The UN and related organizations require about $250 billion per month to accomplish the seventeen SDGs–ASAP. According to Forbes, as of 2015 the world’s largest 2,000 corporations and companies have $162 trillion in net-assets. 1.85% progressive-net-asset property-tax–on these net-assets–hardly noticeable–will provide $250 billion per month.

 

20.4.18           Integrate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the MGM&USP’s Common Agenda. The United Nations requires that each country have the “primary responsibility for its own economic and social development” and accomplish all seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

20.5    Background

 

20.6    Maintain and Continually Report the Status of the Implementation of this Plan.


The status of the implementation and the status of all Actions shall be continually maintained and available to the public on the White House web site.

 

20.7    Bibliography: Sources of the Information in this Plan include

 

20.7.1 The UN Website at http://www.un.org/en/index.html

 

20.7.2  A Global Security System, a Publication of World Beyond War

 

20.7.3 Wikipedia