(LifeSiteNews) — Lesson plans from an organization closely affiliated with the provincial government of Manitoba are now instructing teachers to push the United Nations’ “2030 Agenda” on school children.
The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) – a non-profit that acts as a consultant to the provincial government – is helping to push the 2030 Agenda’s “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) on children by telling teachers to promote the material in their classrooms.
“Explain to students that these goals were created at the 2015 United Nations Summit,” one lesson plan tells teachers. “193 United Nations came together to create these goals for the ‘Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ We only have a few years left, with a lot of work yet to do!”
“We are determined to implement this agenda through a global partnership, based on a spirit of global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people,” the plan continues.
The UN’s SDGs consists of 17 goals and 169 targets that aim to “improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”
While some of these goals may seem benign, critics have warned that under the surface lurk inherently anti-Christian and anti-human goals, including pro-abortion and population control measures.
One of the points under the fifth goal – which purports to be about fostering “gender equality” – includes a push for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights,” something Joseph Meaney of Human Life International said is “UN-specific language calling for universal access to abortion and others services geared for population control efforts.”
In 2015, the year the SDGs were developed, Meaney explained the implications the effort will have on society, writing: “As in most UN initiatives, behind the utopian vision, platitudes, and specialized jargon, there is a cold hard fact. Billions upon billions of government issued funds will be poured into implementing the SDGs. In fact, all international non-government organizations (NGOs) are lobbying for these funds, including the population control advocates.”
“Sadly, an influential current within the Environmentalist Movement sees human beings as a cancer on the planet,” he continued, adding that “their mission” is to “reduce the world population to a level that can be ‘sustained’…”
In addition to Manitoba and the MCIC, the Canadian federal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likewise committed to pushing the UN’s 2030 Agenda.
In October, Trudeau once again pledged his support for the agenda, saying: “The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all member states, represent the kind of powerful consensus the UN can achieve in pursuit of a better future for all that leaves no one behind.”
“The Government of Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy and Feminist International Assistance Policy have guided our implementation of the SDGs and, as co-Chair of the SDG Advocates Group, I am driving progress toward these goals through partnership,” he added.
Trudeau went on to say that Canada is “deeply committed to the mission,” and that the country’s participation can help build a “stronger, safer and fairer world.”