The UN is heavily involved in the promotion of localism, but research undertaken by Anne Palmer, has revealed that the flow may well have been from the Europeans upwards, rather than from the UN down! Indeed this quote from the Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of what is today the EU, from May 2001, linked here, almost completely confirms that fact. (Emphasis on the quotes below has been today added by myself)
The draft World Charter on Local Self-Government is an initiative started by IULA and developed in partnership with the UN Centre on Human Settlements. The draft is heavily based on the European Charter.
Put alongside the fact that regionalism, and thereafter control of the cities (as is clear from the linked document above), has been promoted by the EU- federalists according to a longstanding master-plan, as I blogged on Ironies on 3rd August 2003:
Previously there was a much more interesting organigram that illustrated, in a similar manner to the presentation of the two visually displayed documents on their present web page, a study with the title:-
Major Steps Towards a Europe of the Regions and Cities in an Integrated Continent
This detailed the progress shown as starting as early as 1951 to 1984 – a period the Eurocrats call Genesis, through 1985 to 1992 which they triumphantly label Breakthrough onto 1993 and beyond which they label Consolidation and New Challenge. Contrary to the claim on the CoR web site linked from our earlier post of today that they have only been working to that end since the Maastricht Treaty in 1994.
The pedigree of the Localism Bill, now progressing through Parliament in Westminster, far from being part of Cameron’s “Big Society” is nothing other than the final nail in the coffin of individual rights. More research and background has been undertaken by Anne Palmer, which due to its length has not been posted here, but it may be read with all its extensive links from HERE. The huge problems and unconstitutionality of EU fines “upon and payable by” the Regions, is particularly covered on that link.
The real terrifying crux of all this comes when one finally realises that the differences between the three main parties in Westminster simply DO NOT EXIST! The Tories, Labour and now the Liberal Democrats in Coalition, all march to the step as the tune is called by the EU. Changes of UK Government make no difference being that new names are coined, such as the Big Society, for the same concepts as promoted by their predecessors, all without exception leading to the destruction of Westminster Governance and the suppression of individual liberties and freedoms. Thus even our national vote is thereby neutered (and in my own particular case, actually removed!)