TOPEKA — The Kansas House has approved a resolution condemning a 20-year-old policy on sustainable development from the United Nations, describing it as a radical attack on property rights.
The vote Friday was 76-41. The non-binding statement did not need Senate approval and will be sent to members of the state’s congressional delegation.
Supporters of the resolution say Agenda 21 has — in their words — infiltrated local communities where officials make planning decisions.
Agenda 21, referring to the 21st century, is a nonbinding U.N. agreement signed by 178 nations in 1992. It encourages using methods such as conservation, management and changing consumption patterns to promote sustainable development.
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Critics saw the resolution as an endorsement of fringe political views and as a waste of time.