The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an intergovernmental forum for 21 member economies in the Pacific Rim that promotes free trade.
On 18-19 November 2022, the Economic Leaders of APEC met in-person in Bangkok for the first time in four years and this year’s theme was “Open. Connect. Balance.”.
In the documents drafted for the 2022 Leaders’ Declaration, the usual catchphrases stood out – namley the Agenda 2030, which all global organizations are working towards:
“APEC’s cooperation will contribute to practical solutions to common challenges and complement global efforts including the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
They call it sustainable development, but it’s just human slavery and digital serfdom.
However it was point 11 that really caught my eye:
“We commend APEC’s work on safe passage, including under the Safe Passage Taskforce. We will further our cooperation to promote safe and seamless cross-border travel within our region as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, including for essential workforces, such as air and maritime crew, as well as improve infrastructure and tools, such as the interoperability of vaccination certificates and ensuring the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) is inclusive.”
There it is again the “interoperability of vaccination certificates”
Earlier this year, APEC trade ministers welcomed the Voluntary Principles for Interoperability of Vaccination Certificates in Bangkok. For cross-border entry and use within borders, the voluntary principles encourage members to recognize vaccination certificates issued by other APEC economies.
Tim Hinchliffe wrote about this at the G20 event this year, where the same points were made. He wrote that the “G20 promotes vaccine passports for future pandemic response.”
Specifically, the G20 called for international collaboration to capitalize on the success of “digital COVID-19 certificates” for future pandemic response.
“We support […] efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates” — G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration, 2022
These conferences, countries, and their leaders all work in lockstep to promote Agenda 2030. They are working collaboratively to bring about an interopable vaccine credential and digital identity control system. In other words, if you don’t have the latest vaccines, you can’t fly.