By: James Simpson | Capital Research Center

The socialist aspect of sustainability and indeed every UN agenda must be understood in the context of the UN’s creation. UN General Assembly. Credit: Drop of Light. License: Shutterstock.

UN History

The socialist aspect of sustainability and indeed every UN agenda must be understood in the context of the UN’s creation. Since its 1945 founding, the UN has engaged in an almost nonstop effort to obstruct, criticize, and undermine U.S. policy, despite receiving more financial support from the U.S. than any other nation—on average, the U.S. provides about one-fifth of the total UN budget.[1] There is a reason for all of this.

The UN Charter was drafted by Soviet agent-of-influence Alger Hiss, one of the most notorious traitors in American history.[2] Hiss was appointed secretary-general to the 1945 UN Charter organizing conference.[3] Time Magazine noted at the time, “As secretary-general, managing the agenda, [Hiss] will have a lot to say behind the scenes about who gets the breaks.”[4] He did.

Hiss had a lot of help from other notorious Soviet spies, including Harry Dexter White, Lauchlin Currie, Nathan Gregory Silvermaster and Frank Coe (of the Silvermaster spy ring), Harold Glasser, Lawrence Duggan, Victor Perlo, and others. [5],[6] Also included was a long list of prominent American officials who had attempted to create its predecessor, the League of Nations. Communist Party leader Earl Browder stated, “American Communists worked energetically and tirelessly to lay the foundations for the United Nations, which we were sure would come into existence.”[7]

During the initial Dumbarton Oaks organizing conference in 1944, Hiss worked alongside Vyacheslav Molotov, USSR leader Josef Stalin’s deputy.[8] Hiss guided UN discussions at the 1945 Yalta Conference, where he convinced President Roosevelt to give the Soviet Union three votes to America’s one.[9] The additional votes for the USSR were for Belarus and Ukraine. Both republics were part of the USSR at the time, and the USSR created missions for each. It was compared to giving America extra votes for Texas and California.[10] Hiss traveled to the USSR immediately after Yalta, where the Soviets congratulated him for his work.[11]

From its founding to the present day, every single UN Secretary-General and most top UN leaders have been socialists or Communists. Antonio Guterrez, Secretary-General since 2017, was formerly UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He was a lifelong Socialist, former president of the Socialist International (1999–2005), and former prime minister of Portugal.[12]

The Soviets always considered the UN an instrument of Soviet foreign policy—“a forum for spreading Soviet views.”[13] This has changed little in the post-Soviet era. The second most important post in the original UN Charter was Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs, which oversaw international security (military) and peace issues. Edward Stettinius, then U.S. Secretary of State and Ambassador to the United Nations, agreed to allow the Soviet Union to control this critical post. Instead of demanding that post for the U.S., American negotiators accepted the largely administrative title of Assistant Secretary-General for the Administrative and Financial Services.[14]

From 1945 until 1992, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs position was held by 14 different individuals, all Communists and all but one from the Soviet Union.[15] Since 1992 it has been held by representatives of Russia, Great Britain, Nigeria, and the U.S.

During a brief period, the U.S. held sway over the UN and obtained UN support for the Korean War. But this was only because the USSR was not present for the vote. The Soviets were boycotting Security Council meetings to protest losing the vote on their proposal to throw out Nationalist China and allow Communist China to join.[16] In 1971, the Soviets got their way. Communist China was voted in and Nationalist China out. UN delegates smiled and danced in the aisles.[17]


Sustainability, when seen in the proper light, is the opposite of what it seems. Sustainable development, like everything based on a socialist model, is not sustainable. It creates shortages and other calamities that will indeed force the world into a great reset that could make the Great Depression look trivial by comparison. But the leaders at Davos and the UN seem unfazed by this danger and are determined to move forward regardless. It is the tip of the spear for those advocating a one-world, socialist government—the true endgame.

[1] Council on Foreign Relations, “Funding the United Nations: How Much Does the U.S. Pay?,” April 4, 2022,

[2] Douglas O. Linder, “Testimony of Alger Hiss Before the House Committee on Un-American Activities,” Famous Trials, August 5, 1948,

[3] James S. Sutterlin, “Interview with Alger Hiss,” United Nations Digital Library, 1990,

[4] “Chief Clerk,” Time, April 16, 1945, Accessed December 31, 2022,,33009,775560,00.html.

[5] Paperless Archives, “Nathan Gregory Silvermaster Soviet Spy Group FBI Files,” accessed December 21, 2022,

[6] William F. Jasper, Global Tyranny…Step by Step: The United Nations and the Emerging New World Order (Appleton, WI: Western Islands, 1992), 48–49.

[7] Geoff Simons, The United Nations: A Chronology of Conflict (UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), 91–92.

[8] Jasper, Global Tyranny, 48.

[9] Robert D. Novak, “Betrayal at Yalta,” Washington Post, August 18, 1997,

[10] Jasper, Global Tyranny, 48.

[11] NOVA Online, “Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies: Alger Hiss,” PBS, January 2002,

[12] Socialist International, “SI Congratulates António Guterres on Nomination as UN Secretary-General,” October 6, 2016,

[13] Juliana Geran, “The Many Ways the U.N. Serves the USSR,” Heritage Foundation, May 3, 1984,

[14] Trygve Lie, In the Cause of Peace (New York: Macmillan Company, 1954), 45.

[15] Jasper, Global Tyranny, 18.

[16] History Channel, “This Day in History, January 13, 1950: Soviets Boycott United Nations Security Council,” accessed November 6, 2022,

[17] Peter Young, “There Goes Taipei,” Life, November 5, 1971,