Maurice Strong is someone you should know. After all, he's a major player in the bureaucratic move towards one world government.

Who is Maurice Strong?

By Ronald Bailey, originally published in The National Review September 1, 1997. Mr. Bailey is also the author of Eco-Scam: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse and The True State of the Planet.

"THE survival of civilization in something like its present form might depend significantly on the efforts of a single man," declared The New Yorker. The New York Times hailed that man as the "Custodian of the Planet." He is perpetually on the short list of candidates for Secretary General of the United Nations. This lofty eminence? Maurice Strong, of course. Never heard of him? Well, you should have. Militia members are famously worried that black helicopters are practicing maneuvers with blue-helmeted UN troops in a plot to take over America. But the actual peril is more subtle. A small cadre of obscure international bureaucrats are hard at work devising a system of "global governance" that is slowly gaining control over ordinary Americans' lives. Maurice Strong, a 68-year-old Canadian, is the "indispensable man" at the center of this creeping UN power grab.

Among the hats he currently wears are: Senior Advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan; Senior Advisor to World Bank President James Wolfensohn; Chairman of the Earth Council; Chairman of the World Resources Institute; Co-Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum; member of Toyota's International Advisory Board. As advisor to Kofi Annan, he is overseeing the new UN reforms.

Yet his most prominent and influential role to date was as Secretary General of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development --the so-called Earth Summit -- held in Rio de Janeiro, which gave a significant push to global economic and environmental regulation.

"He's dangerous because he's a much smarter and shrewder man [than many in the UN system]," comments Charles Lichenstein, deputy ambassador to the UN under President Reagan. "I think he is a very dangerous ideologue, way over to the Left."

"This guy is kind of the global Ira Magaziner," says Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute. "If he is whispering in Kofi Annan's ear this is no good at all."

The following is Maurice Strong's biography from Yale University. Again, you'll see he's a key player in the UN, World Bank, and Earth Council among many others.

Speaker Biographical Information - Maurice Strong

Mr. Maurice Strong serves as Senior Advisor to both the Secretary-General of the United Nations and to the President of the World Bank. He is also Director of the World Economic Forum Foundation, Chairman of the Stockholm Environment Institute and of the Earth Council. Since 1999 he has been President and Rector of the United Nations University for Peace (Universidad para la Paz) in Costa Rica.

Mr. Strong is perhaps most well-known for the role he played in organizing the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro (Earth Summit), where he served as Secretary-General. At Rio, he challenged the governments of the developed world to extend significant financial aid---over $600 billion--- to the developing world as reparation for a century of industrial development and the environmental degradation. As Director of the 1972 UN Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, Mr. Strong successfully placed global environmental issues on the international agenda for the first time. The conference in Stockholm has come to be known as the first Earth Summit.

Obama helped fund the Chicago Climate Exchange, which Al Gore and Maurice Strong cashed in on!

Chicago Climate Exchange

In short, “While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.”

The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.”

And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes.

The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong.

For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.

Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as “the world’s first and North America’s only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.”

The real agenda is World Socialism ...

Maurice Strong and Agenda 21

The UN has devised a plan where upon they take from the rich (you and I and anyone else in the world that works for a living) and give to the poor (those countries who refuse to elevate themselves due to corrupt governments, societal concerns, etc..) Just like “Oil for Food” however, the real plan is just to steal our money and institute a mafia like system to bully us into cooperation.

Agenda 21

Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.

No tin-foil hats needed. This is all happening right out in the open.

Globalist Socialism

[T]he Commission on Global Governance, founded in 1992 at the suggestion of former West German Chancellor and socialist Willy Brandt. Maathai worked on the CGG alongside Maurice Strong, Jimmy Carter and Robert McNamara. The group’s manifesto, “Out Global Neighborhood,” calls for a dramatic reordering of the world’s political power – and redistribution of the world’s wealth.

Most importantly, the CGG’s proposals would phase out America’s veto in the Security Council. At the same time, it would increase UN authority over member nations, declaring, “All member-states of the UN that have not already done so should accept the compulsory jurisdiction of the World Court.” It asks the UN to prevail upon member governments to enact proposals made by wide NGOs – such as the Green Belt Movement. “Our Global Neighborhood” also suggested creating a 10,000-man “UN Volunteer Force” to be deployed at the UN’s approval on infinite peacekeeping missions everywhere (except Iraq).

In its economic section, the report calls for the international taxation of multinational corporations and for a worldwide carbon tax. A new international “Economic Security Council” would assure the world’s economic growth takes place according to “sustainable development” principles. The IMF would be given the ability to interfere in the economic policies of member nations “to ensure that domestic economic policies in major countries are not…damaging to the rest of the international community.” Call it pre-emptive regulation.

World governance, global taxes, UN authority ... This is serious stuff folks.

Maurice Strong Pushes Incremental, Radical Action to Achieve Global Government

MaximsNewsNetwork, a UN news outlet posted an interview with Maurice Strong on October 14, 2009, in which power-behind-the-throne chieftain and current Chinese national Maurice Strong talks about the Copenhagen conference. In the interview Strong stated- among other things- that “What is necessary is a global system of governance through which the nations of the world cooperate to address issues which none can deal with alone.”

The truth about environmentalism. In their own words ...

Environmentalism Is Racism

  • Merton Lambert, former spokesman for the Rockefeller Foundation: "The world has a cancer, and that cancer is man."
  • Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund: "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
  • Maurice Strong, U.N. environmental leader: "Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"
  • Ted Turner, CNN founder, UN supporter, and environmentalist: "A total population of 250–300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."

No representation ...

Kyoto Protocol compiled by un-elected global bureaucrats

THE Kyoto Protocol was the work of thousands of bureaucrats, diplomats and politicians. But no one person is more responsible for it than a Canadian named Maurice Strong.

Strong organized the UN first-world environmental summit in Stockholm in 1972 and has never stopped pressing for a world where UN resolutions would be enforced as law all over the Earth.

Strong went on to chair the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio and to become senior adviser to Kofi Annan, the UN's secretary general. Not bad for a kid from Oak Lake, Manitoba, who dropped out of school at age 14.

But Strong is different than other social butterflies who flit from one UN conference to the next. He is a powerful businessman, who has served as president of such massive energy companies as Petro-Canada and Ontario Hydro, and on the board of industrial giant Toyota.

He is a huge political donor, not just here in Canada, but to both the Republican and Democratic parties in the U.S. as well.

Maurice Strong is a very dangerous man. He and the rest of his one world government cohorts must be stopped.

  • Soldier For Liberty

    Thanks for helping to spread the word

  • Matt

    Thanks for this. I had quoted Mr. Strong a few months ago. He's as much bad news as Soros, if you ask me.

    • theCL

      Maurice Strong's a monster.

  • Bart

    Please people... While corporations gain in power and influence they destroy and rape us and our planet more and more. Their power en wishes are for a big part shaping the NWO. If there were no people like Soros and Strong there will never be international laws and institutions to put a halt to these mindless, profit generating corporate destroyers. Government and International government MUST be set up before a few big corporations take over the world with their own set of laws.

    I don't agree with the science of IPCC but I agree whole heartedly with an institution that let polluting companies pay for their pollution. The whole free market without any interference is stupid. Of course I would also like to not have any laws enforced on me, but for ordinary people to help corporations to have no laws enforced on them is plain crazy.

    And mind you, Maurice Strong is a Strong believer in the pursuit of profit. His goal was to clean up industrialized nations without impacting the chances for profit negatively.

    So Maurice Strong, thank you for the Earth Charter and your contributions to the development of institutions that protect live and ecology.

    • theCL


      I welcome you to stick around this blog! You'll find a different tone here, one that's soothing to the ears. I believe in you the individual Bart, not in the violence of the State.

      Soros is the big corporation you fear, and he's in bed with the government because they have a monopoly on force. That's what government is, violent force.

      Don't believe me? Try not paying your taxes, then don't show up for court. When the government collectors show up at your door, let me know if they're armed.

      Think about it ... Gun owners don't brandish their weapons, only cops do.

      Big Business Hearts Big Government!

      Don't let the rhetoric fool you. Like a pied piper, they'll lead you singing to the slaughter.

      Free markets are about just that - freedom. Free markets do not allow one person to infringe on the rights of another, only governments allow such travesties.

      Free markets exist under the rule of law, not the rule of man. To claim free markets are lawless, is both intellectual dishonest and naive.

      Soros and Strong, like Rockefeller and Morgan, lust for power. They have no compassion in their hearts. They want only to control.

      Stick around my friend, and read a different point of view!

      • Irish Cicero

        And, Bart . . . .

        Believe it or not, economic activity represents rational choice (even if it feeds irrational appetites). What you're advocating is ideological in nature, a worldview imposed from the outside, as opposed to the freedom CL refers to. What would a world of Bartism look like after a few weeks? Months? Far more nightmarish than you suspect.

        CL called it right: "Pied Piper." Folks who control your emotional responses so easily could do nearly whatever they wanted to you. It would be far too late before you figured out you'd been had.

      • ralph mcgrane

        Perfect! The CL is on it. Just listen to ANIMALS by the floyd. Smoke a bone, lay back, turn off the lights, and listen to waters tell it all. Thats why Roger lives in the states now.

    • lost forever

      They all wish to enslave us so pick your master. In the long run we all have lost or freedom.

    • EDGE

      MAURICE STRONG, U.N. environmental leader: "Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"


      • aimee

        hey i am a blonde and im awake! geez!

    • Gordon

      All I can say is, WOW! Now you are off the deep end.

    • ralph mcgrane

      Do you really think god would make a world that cant sustain or tolerate co2 ommision? Plants love an thrive on it. You should be more worried about social security and the population crisis and big government controling every aspect of your fucking life. How much $ did al gore make with this global warming bullshit?????? I guess his 5 million dollar house he just bought is eco friendly too right? DO YOU KNOW WHAT PROPAGANDA MEANS? I take it you have no clue..

    • Karen

      If you want to be ruled and oppressed by a world government I could always come over to your house take all your stuff, your money and give it to some lazy bum, then screw your wife your kids, and you with a stick. That will leave you feeling fully governed. Just leave the rest of us out of it cause I don't look forward to it. Dumb ass.

    • anonamous


  • hsi

    great article and postings.... YES - Maurice Strong is a Man with a VERY EVIL Agenda.... much of what is going on is scripted.... this is a battle of Freedom vs. Slavery.... a battle of Truth vs. Lies..... Liberty vs. Bondage....

    I choose Freedom, Liberty nad TRUTH!

    Capitalism and the free market is being abused by Communist/Socialist/Fascist/Marxist people and ideologies...

    misinformation, poor education, lies, deceipt, distortion and Prejudice are all tools of the Devil (and Maurice Strong!)(among others)...

    Keep fighting for Truth and Freedom... people like Maurice Strong should not be regulating and mandating anything upon the people - he WANTS to be a Powerful Slave Master - please wake up, Bart (and others with similar views)...

  • hsi

    [should be Freedom, Liberty AND Truth in the post below]


  • hsi

    and great example of the Pied Piper, CL - Mr. Maurice Strong is nothing more than a "wolf in sheep's clothing"...

  • Alfred E. Neuman

    I think he was my father. . . ! !

  • cbullitt

    He is an international thief, hiding in China to avoid charges for his role in the "Oil for Food" $$$cam. He's been working on this CO2 theft for 30 years. He should be dragged through the streets and publicly executed--webcast for Soros, Gore, and Obama to see.

    • EMU135

      Wrong Bullit, he should be executed along WITH all the rest of his co- conspirators.....!!!!!!!!!

  • elain

    He really believes in global warming and the oceans will rise that is why he bought a $9 M home along the ocean.

  • anonamous

    This man is PURE EVIL he gives a new name to evil you can NOT trust him nor should you want to or ever look up cringe when you hear his name dispise him he is a dispicible enemy (or should be) to aEVERY AND ALL americans his answer to disobedience is to kill you without a second thought (or so I've read) this may just be an opinion but if your smart or have any brains at tall YOU will listen carefully to this message!!!!!

  • anonamous

    this is bullcrap. He can't be trusted, why are people being so blind? God is probably looking down on us with disgust. All people do is whine about money,politics,economy,oil spill,and the price of stuff.But think about it all the stuff that are going on like the oil spill when you think about it. Why did they wait so long to try and fix it, and why is nothing working this could be benifiting the goverment is many wayss. but todays people are blinded by what the goverment said and promises. Why is it when some one opposes Obama they take them into a little room and talk to them then when they come out they love the idea. I think its a little fishy. All the goverment is trying to do is control you and brain was you . What happened to the show conspirasy theroey with jessy ventura. I heard he got to nosy and they took him off. Or should it have been they took him out? You cant trust your goverment they cant see past their own noses!Beware cause one day it WILL be to late to change your mind. Remember you can't trust any one. EVER!!!


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  • Beth Ruegg

    Maurice Strong Does not want people to think for themselves.He is definitely into promoting submission. I know a lot of people who think everbody should just lay down to the abuse of people like Maurice Strong. I cannot believe I ever knew any of these people because they are taking up positions promoting mass slaughter, and income redistribution, and they have to learn to accept the much deserved scorn they will receive for holding such views, which are damaging to society for a wide array of reasons on many different levels.

    • theCL

      It is amazing how long they've gone on promoting this stuff without anyone even knowing their name.

  • Pam

    I think that Maurice Strong is a mean, heartless monster. He fled to China after being found out about the global warming scandal. In the process he lied to many people and was inhumane about it. Him and his supporters/co-workers need to be stopped and brought to justice no matter what $ amount they have in front of their name. We cannot let $ buy everything. If it does, he will own us!

  • sir_steveoh

    You may not like the idea of a one world government, and I don't think it's democratic either, but who is to call a man who worked many year to help protect our environment an evil man.

    Oh sure, Palestinians can kill Jews daily, but a bunch of idiot bleeding heart liberals all comfort and care for them.

    Maurice Strong helps put environmental issues onto a world government (UN) leave of importance, because climate, and water don't stop at our boarders, and he's seen as the devil himself.
    Gee's-us people get real !!!

    • The Mechanic

      Wasn't he known already for trying to profit from a program to pump underground water and send it to the suburban Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo? And later after a study was conducted on the proposed project, the project was then opposed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and National Park Service, both claiming it would cause significant environmental damages to nearby wetland and sand dune ecosystems? And in 2005, during investigations into the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food Programme, evidence procured by federal investigators and the U.N.-authorized inquiry of Paul Volcker showed that in 1997, while working for Annan, Strong had endorsed a check for $988,885, made out to "Mr. M. Strong," issued by a Jordanian bank. It was reported that the check was hand-delivered to Mr. Strong by a South Korean businessman, Tongsun Park, who in 2006 was convicted in New York federal court of conspiring to bribe U.N. officials to rig Oil-for-Food in favor of Saddam Hussein. During the inquiry, Strong stepped down from his U.N. post, stating that he would "sideline himself until the cloud was removed" And you think this guy Maurice Strong is looking out for everyone's safety and future? This guy is a complete fraud and he is EVIL to the core. The CIA should take him out. Even the MOSSAD and MI5 should do him in. He is dangerous. Why do you think he is hiding in China now? So that the U.S. and other Industrialized nations could not get to him. He's obviously advising the Chinese on how to become a World power by telling them where to invest like Oil, Resources like Mining in Australia, the Middle East and little countries in Asia. Believe me, this guy is more EVIL the devil himself. He's only looking out for his own good and it does not matter who he hurts just to get his way. I say assasinate the S.O.B.

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  • chwills

    The U.N. Agenda 21 program, (Sustainable Development), is a Trojan Horse designed to bring down powerful countries like the U.S. and implement a communist one world government. Obamacare was just another part of the plan according to the U.N. site on Agenda goals: Section 21, 3.8 (e) Set up an effective primary health care and maternal health care system accessible to all;... The free trade agreements were part of Agenda 21 plans too: Section 2.3 (a) Promoting sustainable development through trade liberalization... The path to a communist peasant lifestyle for the majority of people on earth is already being implemented. The only thing left for the communists to do is reduce world population to "Sustainable levels" by whatever means are required.