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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke September 28, 2023

No evidence Klaus Schwab said United Nations’ 2030 Agenda is failing

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  • World Economic Forum Chairperson Klaus Schwab didn’t say the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda is "failing." This Instagram post’s headline is fake.

In September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted a United Nations framework for achieving goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

"We resolve, between now and 2030, to end poverty and hunger everywhere; to combat inequalities within and among countries; to build peaceful and inclusive societies; to protect human rights and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; and to ensure the lasting protection and its natural resources," reads the agenda’s declaration, posted on the United Nations’ website. 

But a recent Instagram post puts a darker spin on the agenda, sharing a fake news headline and warning people to "not comply with anything they tell you to do" because "there are no viruses nor human caused climate change. There is only fake food, 5G, weather manipulation and a group of psychopaths who want to rule the world."

The headline seeks to connect the agenda to a frequent target of misinformation, the World Economic Forum, and its chairperson, Klaus Schwab. 

"Schwab admits agenda 2030 is failing as millions rise up against a new world order," the headline reads.

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This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

The headline comes from a Sept. 25 blog post that offers no evidence to support this claim. It appears to illustrate the story with a doctored tweet from the World Economic Forum that says: "Enemies of Agenda 2030 must be permanently silenced." (We found no evidence such a tweet ever appeared on the group’s X account.)

We reached out to the World Economic Forum about the post but didn’t immediately hear back. 

However Forum spokesperson Yann Zopf , told Reuters that the claim is "fake."

We looked for news reports or other credible sources to corroborate the claim that he made such a statement, and found none.

We rate this claim False.


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