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WPSN-C meeting with Canada’s WPS Ambassador

On August 15th, members of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada (WPSN-C), including WFMC’s Monique Cuillerier, met with new Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security Jacqueline O’Neill. There was a discussion of the expectations of civil society, which has long advocated for the appointment of a high-level champion for women, peace and security issues in […]

Towards the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier The Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing in September 1995. At the conference, 189 governments agreed to the Beijing Platform for Action, a consensus document that addressed twelve critical areas to be addressed. These areas encompass poverty, education and training, health, violence against women, armed conflict, the […]

The women, peace and security agenda — and why it is important

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier The women, peace and security agenda has been developed through a series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions that began with Resolution 1325 (2000).  Broadly put, the WPS agenda incorporations promotion and support for women’s active and meaningful participation in conflict-prevention and -resolution mechanism, including peace negotiations; human rights of […]

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 […]

CNAP Update: First progress report and and an ambassador for women, peace and security

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier On November 1 the Government of Canada launched Canada’s second National Action Plan on women, peace and security (CNAP), which is for the period from 2017 to 2022. The first progress report, which only covers November 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, was tabled in the House of Commons at […]

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. […]

The United Nations and Canada: A Question of Leadership

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier In the fall of 2018, WFMC published the most recent publication in the United Nations and Canada series, focusing on “What Canada Could and Should Do at the United Nations 2018: A Question of Leadership.” This edition is a response in part to Canadian government interest in pursuing a term […]

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 […]

Webinar: Canada’s Human Rights Commitments

WFMC’s Membership & Communications Director Monique Cuillerier and Senator Marilou McPhedran will discuss the current the state of human rights in Canada and elsewhere. As well there will be a demonstration of the website produced as part of WFMC’s project Canada’s Human Rights Commitments: Cataloguing Canada’s human rights commitments under international law. Register here.

ICC Update

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, Colombia, Gabon, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Regarding Afghanistan, the Prosecutor has […]

Update: Peacekeeping and Canada

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier Upon election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to re-engage in UN peacekeeping. He gave explicit instructions to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in the minister’s mandate letter. In August 2016 Canada announced a commitment of up to 600 military personnel, 150 police and $450 million over three years. That commitment was […]

Webinars

Canada’s Human Rights Commitments (December 10, 2018) The 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (July 2018) Webinar: The 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court from Monique Cuillerier on Vimeo. Canada’s Role in UN Peacekeeping with Walter Dorn and Peggy Mason (February 2018) Canada’s Role in UN […]

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 […]

Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: What comes now (December 2017)

by Monique Cuillerier, WFMC’s membership and communications director After numerous delays, the Canadian federal government launched its second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security on November 1st, 2017 at an event in Ottawa attended by parliamentarians, academics, and civil society representatives. The previous WPS NAP expired at the end of March 2016 and […]

ICC Update (December 2017)

by Monique Cuillerier, membership & communications director, World Federalist Movement – Canada The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in nine preliminary examinations, has eleven situations under investigation, and is pursuing twenty-five cases that involve fifteen defendants. The preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan (likely to soon transition to a full investigation), Colombia, […]

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