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TakeAction for June 2018: Canada’s priorities to advance the Responsibility to Protect

On June 25 the United Nations General Assembly will hold its 2018 debate on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Unlike in previous years, when the UN GA convened an “interactive dialogue” (a series of statements by member states and experts), this year’s debate will lead to a resolution on the Responsibility to Protect. This may […]

Canada’s newly released Strategy to Respond to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

At the beginning of April, Bob Rae, in his role as Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, released his report, “Tell them we’re human” What Canada and the world can do about the Rohingya crisis, on the situation of the Rohingya. This week, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland released the government’s response, which is being referred to as “Canada’s Strategy […]

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, May 29th

As we mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers next week on May 29th with a press release, World Federalists continue to campaign for Canada to do more for UN Peacekeeping. While WFMC welcomes the announcement made in March by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan of “a commitment to deploy an Aviation […]

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA), in Canada and internationally

Recently, with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers, WFMC has renewed its efforts to gain endorsements from Canadian Members of Parliament and Senators of the UNPA appeal. The number of Canadian parliamentarian endorsers currently stands at 50. If you would like to volunteer to contact parliamentarians and ask them to endorse the appeal, please email […]

TakeAction: Building the Responsibility to Protect

Whither Canadian diplomacy in support of the Rohingya In what has become one of the worst ongoing atrocities of our times, approximately 700,000 members of the Rohingya  minority have been forced since last August to flee northern Rakhine State in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh, where they are struggling to survive. According to a March 2018 report […]

UN2020: Preparing the UN2020 Summit

The year 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. This provides a much-needed opportunity for system-wide stocktaking, strengthening and renewal. The pillars of the UN and of the Charter – Peace, Human Rights and Sustainable Development – must be strengthened. The UN2020 Initiative calls for government leaders and civil society to come together for […]

WFMC News for May 2018

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TakeAction: Building Peackeeeping

May 29 is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers: Is Canada “back” or not? As we mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on May 29th, World Federalists continue to campaign for Canada to do more for UN Peacekeeping. Recently, WFMC President Walter Dorn gave testimony to a House of Commons committee studying peacekeeping. While WFMC welcomes the announcement […]

Renewing the United Nations

In a previous newsletter, the publication of WFMC Board Chair John Trent’s book, “A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is and what it could be,” co-authored with Laura Schnurr was mentioned. The book not only describes the United Nations’ structure, but also sets out a number of practical suggestions describing ways the UN can be progressively […]

Thinking Globally

“How to Save the World in a Hurry” is the title of a conference taking place May 30-31 in Toronto. WFM – Canada is among a group of co-sponsors for the event, which is led by Science for Peace. The forum examines a number of global threats to human security (famine, climate change, war and weapons, pandemics, […]

Report from Bob Rae: “Tell them we’re human” What Canada and the world can do about the Rohingya crisis

At the beginning of April, Bob Rae, in his role as Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar, released his report, “Tell them we’re human” What Canada and the world can do about the Rohingya crisis, on the situation of the Rohingya which includes seventeen recommendations. Unfortunately, it is unclear how effective or useful some of these recommendations, which include […]

“Sustaining Peace” at the UN

WFM – Canada Executive Director Fergus Watt joined a panel of experts at an event April 24 at the United Nations. The side event on “Global Platforms for Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace on the Road to 2020” took place during the April 24-25 UN General Assembly “High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace.” “Sustaining Peace” is […]

House of Commons Study on Peacekeeping

The House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence is currently conducting a study on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping. WFMC president, Walter Dorn, made a presentation to the committee today, April 26th. The brief that Dorn submitted to support his presentation is available: in English: Back in the Game: Recommended Canadian Contributions to UN Peace Operations  […]

TakeAction for April 2018

World Federalists support the application of the principles of federalism to world affairs, in order that global governance becomes more equitable, just and democratically accountable. You can help! This month’s Take Action alerts provide suggestions for ways you can support: Canada’s participation in UN peacekeeping WFMC by renewing your membership or becoming a member for […]

It is spring and that means it is time to renew your WFMC membership

When you join the World Federalist Movement – Canada, you are supporting the development of democratic institutions to assure a peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable world. As a member you: Join a network of like-minded people that are also working towards a more equitable, just and peaceful world Have access to exclusive content including print […]

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