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ICC Update (December 2018)

pdf available By Monique Cuillerier The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in ten preliminary examinations, has eleven situations under investigation, and is pursuing 26 cases that involve 42 defendants. The preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Venezuela. A preliminary examination of acts […]

National and Branch News

pdf available WFMC Annual Members Meeting and PeaceQuest events The weekend of November 10th and 11th was a busy one for World Federalists at a series of events held in Kingston in conjunction with PeaceQuest. On Saturday, November 10th, PeaceQuest hosted “Imagining Peace: A Vision for Canada,” which included a keynote address by Paul Rogers. […]

Happy holidays and thank you!

Over the past year, we have accomplished a great deal through our TakeAction emails, monthly news emails, and three webinars. We also released the latest publication in our UN and Canada series, What Canada Could and Should Do at the United Nations 2018: A Question of Leadership (you can also listen to series editor John Trent and some of the contributors talk about their […]

The next issue of Mondial is coming soon!

The December 2018 issue of Mondial will be available shortly. This issue’s articles cover a wide range of topics, including the crisis in multilateralism, the use of the UN Security Council veto, and the World Citizen Initiative. There are also updates on the campaigns and programs around the International Criminal Court, COPLA (the campaign to establish a […]

Canada’s Human Rights Commitments

To mark Human Rights Day on December 10th, WFMC talked to Senator Marilou McPhedran about the challenges and opportunities that Canada faces regarding human rights. The recording of the webinar is available on the WFMC website,along with previous webinars on peacekeeping and the International Criminal Court. In addition to the discussion between Senator McPhedran and WFMC […]

Update on Canada, Mali, and UN Peacekeeping

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise visit to Canadian peacekeeping personnel in Mali on December 22nd. Trudeau dismissed questions about extending Canada’s deployment, scheduled to end next summer, but said that “part of the way Canada can best help involves coming, taking on an operation, demonstrating how it can be done in the absolute […]

UN adopts historic pacts on Refugees and on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Earlier this month the UN General Assembly adopted two “Global Compacts,” one dealing with Refugees and another on “Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.”   The Global Compact on Refugees, aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements was adopted by 181 governments — but without the support of the United States and Hungary. Three others […]

Thank you for your ongoing support of World Federalism in Canada!

Building a world community Over the past year, we have accomplished a great deal: our TakeAction emails have encouraged supporters to engage with their political representatives on issues around Canada’s support for the International Criminal Court, a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, Canadian participation and commitments in United Nations peacekeeping, developing a leadership role for Canada at […]

WFMC Annual Members Meeting and PeaceQuest events

Paul Rogers (at right) stepping up to receive WFMC’s World Peace Award at PeaceQuest’s Imagining Peace Gathering in Kingston on November 10th, 2018 (PeaceQuest). WThe weekend of November 10th and 11th was a busy one for World Federalists at a series of events held in Kingston in conjunction with PeaceQuest.On Saturday, November 10th, PeaceQuest hosted “Imagining […]

Canada’s Mali peacekeeping deployment update

In a troubling development, earlier this month, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed that Canada will not be extending its peacekeeping commitment in Mali. Sajjan was quoted as saying, “We’ve said this for a year. We wanted to offer up support for what the UN wanted to do. One big ask they had was the concept of smart […]

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Thanks to all of you who extended your support to WFMC around #GivingTuesday and throughout the year!

Meeting of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, December 5-12 2018

Each year, WFMC partners with officials at Global Affairs Canada to organize a meeting among Canadian civil society representatives and members of the Canadian delegation to the ASP. The meeting was held earlier in November ahead of the 17th session of the annual meeting of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute […]

Upcoming webinar: Canada’s Human Rights Commitments

On Human Rights Day, December 10, 2018 at 12pm, WFMC will host a webinar on Canada’s Human Rights Commitments. This webinar will explore the commitments that Canada has made through international treaties and other instruments and the current global human rights situation. There will be a discussion with experts in the field as well as […]

Progress report on the National Action Plan on women, peace and security

Almost a year ago, the Government of Canada launched Canada’s second National Action Plan on women, peace and security (CNAP), which covers 2017-2022. The first progress report, which covers the period from November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, was tabled in the House of Commons at the end of September. The progress report summarizes […]

Upcoming online events: #GivingTuesday and our next webinar

#GivingTuesday is on November 27 this year. GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. You’ll hear more from us about our campaign in the coming weeks. Campaigns like #GivingTuesday help us produce our webinar series (details below), our twice-yearly publication Mondial and the other ways in which World […]