of state and government,
UN agencies, academics, journalists,
school examination boards, fact-checkers and others
Fact-checking claims about global goals and large-scale social science against the original UN resolutions, original research reports and what seem to the editor to be the natural meanings of words
(96MiB download, draft of 20 February 2018)
What is different about this work?
It shows you the evidence in UN resolutions, intergovernmental organisations' documents, original research papers and elsewhere.
The document is several things.
It is a catalogue of past and current timed commitments and goals agreed at the UN General Assembly (usually by all member states represented and eligible to vote), with some agreed at regional level.
It may be moving towards being the definitive reference work on global goals agreed between nations, past and current.
It is a searchable 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.
It seems to be prompting me to be clearer on what I think the aims of politics should be.
It is not comprehensive enough yet on, for one thing, climate change.
It is roughly 2500 pages and half a million words.
Edited by Matt Berkley
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