Evidence from original source documents on:
International human rights agreements, UN development goals,
progress reports and social science.
With commentary and original articles.
Page linking to over 1000 documents. Updated February 2019.
UN resolutions, academic research papers, school examination papers, and other documents; excerpts.
The material is largely in date order. It is a work in progress.
Please read the text file of notes at the top of the page.
Many file names give key facts about accurate or inaccurate claims in the documents.
If any are too long to download, you can copy the file name to a text file, and shorten the downloaded file name, and/or download to a directory with a shorter file path on your device.
some files, parts are highlighted and/or reformatted for clarity. Some images from screenshots have been
edited, for example to remove distracting elements, or move elements together
Global Lies? World Information Report.
source book/partial history of global goals and global claims.
Draft of 16 October 2018, 95-megabyte download.
The document provides extracts from original documents such as UN resolutions, reports, communications and research papers, mostly in date order.
It points out connections between the original documents - including false statements.
A plain-text version near the top of the page at globalfactcheck.org/documents is smaller (3 megabytes) and may be easier to search.
It does not have some parts such as text in images; it may not properly present some elements such as footnotes. For searching in text files I use Notepad++ and FileLocator Pro.
For the corrections and clarifications list, please see the latest text file near the top of the page: http://www.globalfactcheck.org/documents.
is different about this work?
It provides the evidence. Academic work sometimes relies on what people say is true, rather than questioning it or looking at the most solid evidence.
It shows some commitments and goals agreed at the UN General Assembly (usually agreed by all member states, or all which had paid their fees) and some goals agreed by governments in a region.
Although it does not try to list all global goals, it may correct some important wrong ideas, by showing the actual agreements.
It raises questions, such as whether social science claims are valid if the people using the claims would not use the method on themselves.
It is like a reference book - a catalogue of misinformation from
- heads of state;
- parliamentary committees charged with oversight of governments' work;
- university-published reference books;
- well-known "myth busting" or "fact checking" individuals and teams;
- academic or ex-civil servant experts on global goals;
- many others.
It is a documented history of some of the editor's thoughts, errors, flaws and actions.
It is a commentary on the reasoning, or lack of it, behind some statements about large numbers of people, where the conclusions are claimed to be based on social science - and the reasoning, or lack of it, behind global goals.
It seems to be prompting the editor to be clearer on what he thinks the aims of politics should be.
It is not comprehensive enough yet on climate change or financial flows.
Edited by Matt Berkley
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