WorldNet Daily (Link) - Henry Lamb (October 2, 2010)
Pundits and politicians who giggle and point fingers at people who dare refer to global governance display their ignorance, or their duplicity. The U.S. National Intelligence Council, and the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies has just released a report called: Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture.
This 82-page document discusses quite openly the current status of global governance and the likelihood of global governance maturing into full-fledged global government. Those who scoff at the reality of global governance are to be pitied for their ignorance or despised for their duplicity. As Gustave Speth , former director of the World Resources Institute and head of the U.N. Development Program, said in 1997:
“[G]lobal governance is here, here to stay, and driven by economic and environmental globalization, global governance will inevitably expand.”
Speth’s belief was confirmed in November 2009 by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Union Council, who said “Global governance is the global management of our planet.”
The new U.S.-E.U. report defines global governance to be “the collective management of common problems at the international level” and says that global governance is at a critical juncture.
The United Nations Development Program, in its 1999 report, defines global governance to be “the framework of rules, institutions, and practices that set limits of the behavior of individuals, organizations and companies.”