Description of the
Holistic Strategy and Plans to Accelerate the Implementation of the
United Nations Survivability Developement Goals and Targets
Using the
Massive Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan
for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World (MGM&USP)

For years, PeopleNow.org has worked to resolve the problems and challenges outlined below. We have developed the draft Massive Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World (MGM&USP) and three dozen National Policies/Action Plans (NP/APs). As outlined below all this work is being converted to be used to rapidily implement the UN SDGs and Targets. We believe that this approach could be refined and used as a model by the U.S. and much of the rest of the world.

On September 27, 2015:

This means that President Obama and the U.S, Government are committed to end poverty, hunger, wars, inequalities, provide full employment at decent work, take action to combat climate change and its impacts and provide equal justice for all among many other things in the U,S, and in undeveloped countries.

These are the things that PeopleNow.org and many other organizations and individuals were working on but not getting very far because we are not collaborating and working together from a common strategy and plans.

In his book, The Sane Society, Eric Fromm states: "Change must be a simultaneous change in economic, education, political and cultural spheres. Changes restricted to one sphere are destructive of every change." This implies an holistic approach must be used.

We have developed and are using The Holistic Strategy to Integrate, Refine and Implement the UN SDGs using the MGM&USP.

We have converted the three dozen NP/APs into UN SDG Target Action Plans (TAPs) and are developing more which are outlined and described in the Common Agenda. The MGM&USP will be used to rapidly implement the UN SDG Targets and TAPs.

In the article 'Noam Chomsky: 2016 Election Puts US at Risk of "Utter Disaster"', Noam Chomsky states "We live in critical and dangerous times." We need "very substantial educational and organizational activities … directed substantially toward developing a popular movement that will not fade away.”

The MGM&USP provides "very substantial educational and organizational activities” and a massive popular movement that definitely "will not fade away."

Also on September 27, 2015, the U.S. Global Development Policy and Agenda 2030: President Obama's Commitment to Global Development was released. This document outlines programs and funding raised and pledged to implement the UN SDGs and Targets. However the funding is totally inadequate with completion dates that are too many years in the future.

 In his article The Case for Surge Funding, George Soros states: “The international community is still vastly underestimating what is needed to support refugees [the starving,sick, impoverished, etc.]...Rather than scraping together insufficient funds year after year, it is time to engage in surge funding. Spending a large amount of money up front would be far more effective than spending the same amount over several years.” The same is true for almost all the programs.

 Obviously with the billions of people in the world unemployed or underemployed, there’s not enough cash to provide the up-front, surge funding needed.

Target 17.3.1 & UN SDG TAP # 31 "Summary of Funding Sources and Donations to Accomplish the UN SDG Targets and TAPS"

PeopleNow.org has almost developed the non-hierarchic, non-partisan, non-violent, Massive Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World (MGM&USP) with ideas as to how to collaborate and work together.

We will use everyones ideas and the Massive Global Movement & Universal Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World (MGM&USP). It provides a framework for individuals and organizations to provide ideas to implement all the UN SDG Targets

Anyone with ideas or already working on a cause not already included in the Common Agenda  are welcomed to add it as a UN SDG Target Action Plan (TAP). Targets can be found at UN SDGs & 169 Targets and examples  in the Common Agenda.

Implementing certain Urgent UN SDGs, Targets and TAPs as rapidly as possible using upfront-surge funding and donations of food, materials and expertise will ensure that everyone in the world quickly has a decent job, healthcare, housing, education, clean water, energy, equality, peace, prosperity, justice, sustainability and be self-sufficient.

This MGM&USP focuses primarily on the United States Federal Government and undeveloped countries. Parallel, individual movements and plans that mimic the U.S.'s will focus on cities, states, other nations, and the United Nations and its related organizations.

All elements of the MGM&USP can be accessed via the menu to the left.

The MGM&USP is not intended to slow or stop any ongoing, meaningful work.

The Holistic Strategy to Integrate, Refine and Implement the UN SDGs and MGM&USP 

The problems and challenges we face are unimaginable even in the U.S., the richest country in the world, and worse in the developing countries of this world of abundance:

  1. Over 1500 very destructive nuclear warheads on hair-trigger alert would kill billions of people and destroy civilization if used
  2.  17 thousand children in the world needlessly dying every year  from starvation, malnutrition and preventable diseases
  3. 836 million people living in extreme povertyless than $1.25 a day. Billions of people living on less than $4.00 dollars a day
  4. Over 32 million workers unemployed or severely underemployed in the United States. Millions are no longer for looking work because there isn’t any and are no longer counted as unemployed
  5. 800 million people without access to clean water
  6. 2.5 billion without sanitation/sewage systems
  7. 1.2 billion without electricity
  8. 2.7 billion without clean cooking facilities
  9. 197 million workers counted as unemployed in the world however actually two billion are severely underemployed or unemployed
  10. In 2014, the official U.S. poverty rate was 14.8 percent with 46.7 million people in poverty and 21.1 % of children under the age of 18 in poverty in the richest country in the world.
  11.  In 2014, 14.0 percent of household, which was approximately one in seven
    of all households, were food insecure. 3.7 million households, 9.4 percent of households with children, households were unable at times during the year to provide adequate, nutritious food for their children.
  12. The United Nations' 17-Sustainable Development Goals are fantastic and apply to all countries.  But the target-dates are not ambitious enough and they are grossly underfunded
  13. Global warming not being addressed 
  14. Many large corporations and companies are not paying their employees enough money to buy the goods they produce and the unemployment rate is over 22% in the although the federal government is reporting 5%
  15. We have the largest wealth and-income divide of all times. Even though the 2000-largest corporations and companies have accumulated over 162 trillion dollars in net-assets (according to Forbes) and there are over 2,235 billionaires in the world, the world's economy is on the verge of collapse
  16. The Rule of Law is not being enforced nationally or internationally
United States Unemployment Rate April 2016

Over 32 million workers are actually unemployed or seriously underemployed in the US counting those that have given up looking for work because there isn't any

 

Also please see Problems and Challenges and Urgent Need for comprehensive reform.

We Are at a Crossroads

If we continue with the current failed militarism, monetary and political systems, allow corporation executives to continue controlling our public servants, institutions and elections and do not work together using a common set of plans, we will have:

1. Increasing worldwide unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, hunger, diseases, homelessness, wealth divide and a massive depression

2. Cuts in Social Security, Medicare, welfare programs and public services

3. Endless wars, occupations, militarism and empire building

4. Increasing global warming, rising sea levels and super storms

5. More torture, abuse, extraordinary renditions, false arrests and non-judicial killings

6. Chronic water and energy shortages, environment degradation and natural resource depletion

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Please review the parts of the UN SDGs and MGM&USP in which you are interested. Subscribe to work on specific Actions or SDG Target Action Plans from the Common Agenda with others, and/or have your organization or you become an Equal Partner in the Massive Global Matrix Network.

Please note that UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG Target Action Plans {TAPs) are uniquely numbered making it easy to recommend changes. The digits before the first decimal point is the document number and the digits after the first decimal point identify what the element is e.g. decimal .4 are all actions to be implemented.


I wish to thank all who have contributed to this work and apologize for not finding the time to acknowledge all the contributors.

The MGM&USP is a work in progress and by no means complete. It provides a framework into which additional ideas and elements can easily be inserted. Questions, comments, suggestions, and help —to refine-and-implement the MGM&USP—are welcome and can be forwarded to PeopleNow.org via email RefineThePlan@PeopleNow.org or fax (703) 521-0849.

If we work together, continually refine and implement all this we will have a permanently peaceful, prosperous, just, sustainable world. And be a model for all countries 

Thanks.

Ron Fisher
Captain US Navy (retired)
Coordinator, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Peace through Justice (GPtJ) Working Group
Coordinator, Veterans for Peace (VFP) Democracy, Constitution, War Powers and Prosecute War Criminals Working Groups
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 725-7849
Fisher@PeopleNow.org
For a short bio click on About the Compilers at the top of the page