Resolution Opposing the United Nations Drive for Global Taxes Exposed

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The Resolution Opposing the United Nations Drive for Global Taxes is listed under ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and was included in the 1996 Sourcebook of American State Legislation. A more recent version of the resolution is available on, titled "Resolution Opposing International Taxation Initiatives". (Accessed on 1/27/2016).

ALEC Resolution Text


The Resolution urges Congress to oppose any legislation that would authorize the United Nations (UN) to levy taxes on American citizens or establish an international agency authorized to levy taxes on American citizens.

Model Resolution

WHEREAS, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (hereinafter the "U.N.") has declared that the U.N. cash resources do not meet current needs or obligations and it is essentially bankrupt; and

WHEREAS, instead of initiating major cuts in spending, operations or personnel, a number of U.N. officials are embracing the idea of global taxes -- to the tune of billions or even trillions of dollars--to bail out the world organization and dramatically expand U.N. operations; and

WHEREAS, currently the U.N. cannot raise revenues other than through "financial contributions" made by member-states; and

WHEREAS, elaborate global tax proposals have recently been advanced from within the U.N. and its agencies to extract further revenue from American taxpayers and American corporations.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the state of (insert state) memorialize the United States Congress and in particular (insert state's Congressional members) to oppose any legislation seeking to authorize the U.N. to levy taxes on the people and corporations of the United States directly or indirectly for U.N. purposes; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this state of (insert state) calls upon the United States Congress to repudiate any U.N. effort to establish new international agencies with the power and authority to tax international activities and levy global taxes on member-states' citizens and corporations; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the (House of Representatives and Senate) transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, to the President of the United States Senate, to the Secretary of the State Department and to each member of the Congress of the United States.

ALEC's Sourcebook of American State Legislation 1996