A USAID agency's purpose is the same as UN Agenda 21 section 37.1, "Basis for Action." USAID.gov quotes and links to Agenda 21:
5/18/12, "Global Climate Change: Capacity Building," USAID.gov
"According to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, building a country’s capacity
… encompasses the country’s human, scientific, technological, organizational, institutional and resource capabilities. A fundamental goal of capacity-building is to enhance the ability to evaluate and address the crucial questions related to policy choices and modes of implementation among development options, based on an understanding of environmental potentials and limits and of needs as perceived by the people of the country concerned.(1)
Footnote 1. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Sustainable Development, “National Mechanisms & International Cooperation for Capacity-Building in Developing Countries,” in Agenda21, accessed November 18, 2010, chap/sec. 37.1."...
Ed. note: They say Agenda 21 is just a 'conspiracy theory.'
USAID often funnels US taxpayer dollars to the UN. Money given to the UN is always on a no-strings basis, can be put in someone's Swiss bank account, no questions will be asked. USAID is free to withhold information about UN abuse of millions of US taxpayer dollars, has willfully done so in the past without consequence. Following is one example:
- "Witness names were withheld by USAID."
4/15/2009, "Report: U.N. spent U.S. funds on shoddy projects," USA Today, Ken Dilanian
"The U.N. ran a "quick impact" infrastructure program (for Afghanistan) from 2003 to 2006 under a $25 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The U.N. delivered shoddy work, diverted money to other countries and then stonewalled U.S. efforts to figure out what happened, according to a report by USAID's inspector general obtained by USA TODAY under the Freedom of Information Act.
"Due to the refusal of the United Nations to cooperate with this investigation, questions remain unanswered," the report says.
Federal prosecutors in New York City were forced to drop criminal and civil cases because the U.N. officials have immunity, according to the report. USAID has scaled back its dealings with the U.N. and hired a collection agency to seek $7.6 million back, Deputy Administrator James Bever said. The aid agency (USAID) hasn't heeded its inspector general's request to sever all ties.
"There are certain cases where working with the U.N. is the only option available," (USAID's) Bever said in an e-mail....
One U.N. employee told investigators that "about $10 million of USAID grant money went to projects in other countries, to include Sudan, Haiti, Sri Lanka and Dubai." That witness said the Afghanistan country director for the U.N. Office for Project Services (UNOPS), which served as the contractor on the project for the U.N. Development Program (UNDP), spent about $200,000 in U.S. money to renovate his guesthouse. Witness names were withheld by USAID.
The development program hired UNOPS to do the work and kept a 7% management fee, the report says. The finances were "out of control," an unnamed project services manager told investigators.
An unnamed USAID contractor told investigators that the program was "ill conceived from the beginning. This was a political idea to do quick impact projects that would look good," the report said....
USAID's inspector general, Donald Gambatesa told the Commission on Wartime Contracting during a February public hearing that he was "concerned" that his agency was continuing to do business with the U.N.
Commissioner Dov Zakheim, a former Pentagon controller, asked Gambatesa whether the agencies have immunity "if they siphon (their U.S. grants) all off into Swiss banks? Is that accurate? They will be totally immune, no matter what they do with the money?"
"My understanding is, yes," Gambatesa replied."...
3/22/12, "Mammoth new green climate fund wants United Nations-style diplomatic immunity, even though it’s not part of the UN," George Russell, Fox News
3/26/12, "Obama Requests $770 Million to Fight Global Warming Overseas," CNS News, Matt Cover
"They (Congressional Research Service) also noted that – like most foreign aid programs – there was a high probability that foreign countries would misuse or waste GCCI funds.
“National and international institutions that dispense financial assistance have sometimes been criticized for inefficient and bloated bureaucracies, their lack of transparency about project procurement practices and operating costs, and the proportion of their funds misused or lost through instances of graft, corruption, and other political inefficiencies,” CRS said.
Finally, CRS noted that foreign economic aid programs like GCCI have a mixed record of results and that Congress may want to consider the fact that there is a lack of consensus on whether global warming will happen at all.
“Current uncertainties and ambiguities regarding the fields of atmospheric chemistry and climatology have been offered by some as reasons to postpone and/or reconsider international climate change assistance policies and programs,” CRS added."...
"Public awareness and understanding of climate change science and climate change impacts on development has increased following the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Fourth Assessment Report in 2007. Building human and institutional capacity to address climate change is a fundamental component of USAID’s approach....Examples include USAID-sponsored workshops, training seminars, and technical assistance activities in over 40 countries."...
1/3/12, "U.S. Taxpayers Cover Nearly Half the Cost of U.N.’s Global Warming Panel (UN IPCC)," CNS News, E. Harrington