G20 Suggests Digital IDs, Emulating COVID-19 Passport Model

The G20 world leaders summit in 2023 marked a significant turning point as it appeared that a consensus had been reached on the issues of digital identification and digital currency. These pivotal topics were formally announced as official policy proposals following the summit held in India.

In a comprehensive document titled “G20 Policy Recommendations for Advancing Financial Inclusion and Productivity Gains Through Digital Public Infrastructure,” the term “digital ID” prominently appeared a staggering 83 times.

The document highlighted the potential of digital IDs to foster financial inclusion, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where a lack of proper documentation often serves as a formidable barrier to access financial services.

It was proposed that ensuring inclusive access and reasonable costs for both public and private entities would pave the way for widespread adoption of these solutions across various providers.

The concept of a digital ID was just one facet of a broader recommendation known as “Digital Public Infrastructure.”

This broad term includes digital IDs, digital payments, and data exchange within the financial sector. During the summit, Ursula von der Leyen, the European Union Commission President (appointed rather than elected), passionately championed the cause of digital ID, drawing parallels with the COVID-19 passport system.

Von der Leyen noted, “Many of you are familiar with the COVID-19 digital certificate. The EU developed it for itself. The model was so functional and trusted that 51 countries across four continents adopted it at no cost.” She praised the World Health Organization (WHO) for embracing this model as a global standard to adopt during health emergencies.

The G20 policy proposal document was based on information from the 2018 World Bank report on digital IDs. In this report, the World Bank articulated the fundamental importance of a unique and legally recognized identity for full participation in society and the economy.
It underscored that one’s ability to prove their identity is pivotal for accessing essential services, ranging from healthcare to pensions and agricultural subsidies. Furthermore, the document revealed that the digital ID initiative aligns with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

This globally oppressive idea raises concerns about potential oppression and the imposition of personal health and life choices on a global scale, which was clearly observed when COVID-19 passports forced individuals to be vaccinated — despite the documented risks, side effects, and overall ineffectiveness of the vaccines.