On January 19, 2018, Utah Valley University announced that it had become the only university in the state to become an official member of the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and bragged that it would grant students access to contribute to the “agenda of the United Nations.”
The job description of the Department of Public Information of the United Nations (UN DPI) is “raising public awareness and support of the work of the United Nations through strategic communications campaigns, media and relationships with civil society groups.” In other words, the UN DPI is the propaganda arm of the UN to get the public to support the agenda of the UN. So, what is the agenda of the UN?
The United Nations founders were American communist, Alger Hiss, the Soviet Union’s Vyacheslav Molotov, and US State Department official, Leo Pasvolsky, who was a supporter of Lenin’s October Revolution.
US State Department functionary, Richard Gardner, wrote in the April 1974 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine that,
“If instant world government… [does] not provide the answers, what hope for progress is there?… [T]he ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than the top down. It will look like the great ‘booming, buzzing confusion,’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault… [F]or political as well as administrative reasons, some of the specialized arrangements should be brought into an appropriate relationship with the central institutions of the UN system.”
John Foster Dulles, an American diplomat intimately involved in the creation of the UN, admitted,
“I’ve never seen any proposal made for collective security with ‘teeth’ in it, or for ‘world government’ or for ‘world federation,’ which could not be carried out either by the United Nations or under the United Nations Charter.” – War or Peace, pg. 40
The influential Saturday Review wrote an editorial bragging about the job of another UN arm, UNESCO.
“If UNESCO is attacked on the grounds that it is helping to prepare the world’s people for world government, then it is an error to burst forth with apologetic statements and denials. Let’s face it: the job of UNESCO is to help create and promote the elements of world citizenship. When faced with such a ‘charge’ let us by all means affirm it from the housetops.” – July 19, 1952, pg. 22
In addition to being a tool to build world government designed by totalitarians, the UN Declaration of Human Rights Article 29 codifies that anti-liberty ideology by announcing that, “Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.” That is the “agenda of the United Nations” that UVU so proudly announces it is now a part of.
The UN DPI continued this tradition in 2015 by seeking a prison sentence for journalist Karma Khayat for reporting on a story that exposed UN incompetence. In 2016, the UN DPI had a reporter removed from UN property and his credentials revoked likely due to his exposés of UN corruption.
The UN DPI released a report in June of 2016 that they hope (with the help of Utah Valley University) will shape education to meet the anti-family/anti-property program of the UN: Agenda 2030. The report states that their program is “key to achieving Agenda 2030” and that “an ethos of global citizenship is required in order to fulfil this bold, people-centered, universal, and planet-sensitive development framework.”
It is shameful that UVU would sign up to be a part of this anti-liberty agenda and encourage students’ participation in its world government anti-free speech propaganda.
The fact that the UN went after Utah county to participate in this program is essential to their goal to change the culture through incremental steps. Utah county is strongly opposed to the UN program because of statements from people like Secretary of Agriculture and LDS Church President, Ezra Taft Benson, warning,
“I agree with Dean Russell of Rockford College, Illinois that “we American people sponsored and endorsed a completely alien concept of government when we joined the United Nations … It is high time we gave some consideration to the interests of the United States instead of the United Nations. Let us get out before we are dragged under.” – Prophets, Principles & National Survival, Newquist, pg. 460