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Remembering Nita Dunn

Nita Dunn, who worked for over eight years at the national office of the World Federalists, passed away Friday March 16 at her home on Bowen Island B.C., after a long struggle with Multiple Myeloma. Loyal, bookish and hard working, Nita took care to combine her professional work with the political and social causes she […]

Statement regarding the peacekeeping announcement from the government of Canada

On Monday, March 19th, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced a second “smart pledge” on peacekeeping: “a commitment to deploy an Aviation Task Force to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for a period of 12 months.” The World Federalist Movement – Canada welcomes this […]

The ICC Turns 20

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. Commemorations of the anniversary began earlier this month with an Open Forum held in The Hague, The Netherlands.The event was attended by over 280 people, including members of civil society, ICC officials, and representatives of states and regional […]

The Canadian response to the situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar

The World Federalists have supported the progressive development of the Responsibility to Protect normative framework and the implementation of R2P principles. (Recent articles and posts about R2P are available elsewhere on the website.) As such, we are grateful that Canada identified a Special Envoy to Myanmar and has recently increased by $12 million the assistance provided […]

World Federalist Scholarship and Mentorship Opportunity

WFM, partnering with the Workable World Trust and the Istituto Spinelli, is offering full financial support to emerging federalists for participation at the 35th Ventotene International Seminar, taking place September 2nd-7th, 2018. Ventotene is a unique spot that plays a significant part in the history of the transnational federalist movement. The seminar gathers young activists, […]

New book about the United Nations

A recently published book about the United Nations, its history and evelopment and next steps for reform had a recent launch in Ottawa. A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is, and what it could be covers a lot of ground. Co-written by John Trent, chair of the Board of Directors of the World Federalist Movement – Canada […]

Supporting the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Last winter a number of WFMC members and supporters contributed to the advocacy around the longstanding campaign to encourage Canadian parliamentarians to endorse the proposal for United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). Together we were successful in increasing the number of Canadian parliamentarians who support a UNPA from 33 MPs and Senators to the present 54. […]

International Criminal Court Update

WFM – Canada and officials at Global Affairs Canada co-convened a meeting November 1 to discuss a range of topics related to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC’s annual Assembly of States Parties (ASP) takes place December 4 to 14 at UN headquarters in New York. With important elections taking place, as well as […]

Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Canada’s second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was released on November 1, 2017 at an event in Ottawa that included an address by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and the participation of Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Minister for International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau. As well, a […]

Canada’s embarrassment at UN peacekeeping conference in Vancouver

Canada failed to deliver on its long overdue commitment to provide up to 600 military and 150 police personnel  for UN peace operations, a pledge it made over a year ago at the 2016 Ministerial conference on peacekeeping. At the Vancouver Ministerial Meeting on Peace Operations earlier this month, Prime Minister Trudeau, accompanied by Defence Minister […]

For #GivingTuesday, Support World Federalism

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a movement for giving and volunteering, where charities and individuals join together to share commitments and rally for their favourite causes. Support the World Federalist Movement-Canada this #GivingTuesday and contribute to building a better world. Those who donate for #GivingTuesday (and members) will have access to a […]

The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has done and should be doing for UN peace operations

Ahead of the Ministerial Meeting on United Nations Peacekeeping taking place November 14-15 in Vancouver, WFMC has published the latest edition in its United Nations and Canada series. The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has done and should be doing for UN peace operations  is a volume of 10 op-ed length essays by leading […]

Worth a listen

The CBC Massey Lectures this year feature Prof. Payam Akhavan, on the topic “In search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey.”  Akhavan is a strong advocate for the International Criminal Court and provided a strong statement last year when WFM – Canada honoured Senator Murray Sinclair at the Peace Award event in Montreal during […]

Will Canada avoid embarrassment at international peacekeeping meeting?

Canada will host the 2017 Defence Ministerial Meeting on Peacekeeping, which takes place this November 14 & 15 in Vancouver. Over 500 delegates from 70 countries are expected to attend. Media interest in the meeting has been growing, in part because Canada’s August 2016 pledge to deploy up to 600 military and 150 police peacekeepers […]



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