What has your government agreed at the UN General Assembly?
Is your government, newspaper, university, school, or citizens' organisation telling the truth about global goals, or global progress?
Here are original UN resolutions, UN reports and extracts, together with observations on UN goals and some large-scale social science. The material also includes government statements, academic research papers, school examination papers, and other documents.
It also includes writings by the editor, Matt Berkley.
documents: Global goals and some very large-scale social science.
Updated October 2018.
Many of the file names tell you some key facts about what is correct or incorrect in the documents - or what may seem important. This is sometimes quite easy by comparing claims with what is in the earlier documents. Sometimes it is harder because, for example, there are many UN agreements on similar things.
Highlighted text shows some parts you might find interesting.
The documents and extracts are largely in date order. This is a work in progress.
Please read the notes at the top of the page.
The page links to some more recent documents than in the main document below.
Some documents quoted in the main document are not yet on that page, and some documents on the page are not yet in the main document.
"source book"/"partial history" of global goals and some
global claims. Draft 16 October 2018.
Corrections and clarifications list for main document
This document provides extracts from original documents such as UN resolutions, reports, communications and research papers.
It points out connections between them - including false statements.
Draft of 16 October 2018, 93-megabyte download.
Edited by Matt Berkley
"Fact-checking heads of state and government, UN agencies, academics, journalists, and fact-checkers".
The work is more than fact checks, and is described in more detail at the site.