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Donald Trump, foreign policy, and UNEPS

In a recent article, Trump’s trap: leave vs remain (OpenDemocracy, January 17 2019), Paul Rogers, recipient of the 2018 WFMC World Peace Award, discusses US President Donald Trump’s recent abrupt announcements of the intention to withdraw US forces from Syria and reduce those in Afghanistan.In the conclusion of the article, Rogers references the UNEPS proposal (in particular, […]

Donald Trump, foreign policy, and UNEPS

In a recent article, Trump’s trap: leave vs remain (OpenDemocracy, January 17 2019), Paul Rogers, recipient of the 2018 WFMC World Peace Award, discusses US President Donald Trump’s recent abrupt announcements of the intention to withdraw US forces from Syria and reduce those in Afghanistan.In the conclusion of the article, Rogers references the UNEPS proposal (in particular, […]

United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS)

WFM-Canada is part of a growing network of organizations supporting creation of a permanent standing UN Emergency Peace Service – encompassing civilian, police, judicial, and military personnel. Of note In a recent article, Trump’s trap: leave vs remain (OpenDemocracy, January 17 2019), Paul Rogers, recipient of the 2018 WFMC World Peace Award, references the UNEPS proposal […]

Peacekeeping and UNEPS

Erika Simpson, an associate professor of international relations at the University of Western Ontario, had an opinion piece in the London Free Press last week titled, “Canada should jump-start a UN Emergency Peace Service and Canadian peacekeeping training centre.” Simpson writes, “A new UNEPS would be inexpensive and small but could help prevent armed conflict, […]

Pitching UNEPS

WFM – Canada Executive Director Fergus Watt provided a presentation on the proposed UN Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) at a forum in New York on “The UN Security Council – 2020 and 2050.” The forum examined current, near term and longer term changes affecting the Security Council and was organized by the New York international […]

Question 4: What can Canada do to strengthen the United Nations?

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. There are a number of specific approaches to strengthening the United Nations. Responsibility to Protect WFMC monitors and supports the progressive development of the Responsibility to Protect normative framework, which […]

Question 2: Canada’s commitment to UN Peace Operations

Canadian Foreign Policy and Global Governance Questions for the Canadian Federal Political Parties from the World Federalist Movement – Canada ahead of the 2011 Federal Election 2. Canada’s commitment to UN Peace Operations. According to recent polls, Canadians see their country as a positive force in today’s world. And they see peacekeeping as their country’s […]

2011 Federal Election

Canadian Foreign Policy and Global Governance Questions for the Canadian Federal Political Parties from the World Federalist Movement – Canada Ahead of the 2011 federal election, WFMC developed questions dealing with four key foreign policy and global governance issues. 2011 press release Summary table of responses 1. Government of Canada Foreign Policy and Defence Policy […]

2015 Federal Election: Question 1

Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy After October 2015: Questions for the political parties from the World Federalist Movement – Canada 1. Canada’s commitment to United Nations Peace Operations. Will your party support a significantly increased Canadian personnel commitment to United Nations Peace Operations? Will your party support the development of a United Nations Emergency Peace Service? […]

2011 Federal Election press release

April 27, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Foreign Policy, Global Governance differentiate Conservatives from the rest (Ottawa) – According to WFMC Executive Director, Fergus Watt, responses from the national political partiesindicate clear distinctions on foreign policy issues in the views of the governing Conservatives versus the other four parties. “The Conservatives do not appear to be overly […]

Practical Ideas for UN Reform

pdf available by John Trent On May 10, 2018 Canadian federalists John Trent and Laura Schnurr introduced their book, “A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN Is and What it Could Be” at an event hosted by the United Nations Bookstore. The following are excerpts from Prof. Trent’s remarks. Let me propose three actions that […]

Notre travail

Programmes sur la paix et la sécurité Le Mouvement fédéraliste mondial – Canada (MFM-C) plaide en faveur d’un rôle accru pour notre pays dans le soutien aux opérations de la paix des Nations Unies. Il appuie la création d’un service pacifique d’urgence des Nations Unies qui leur fournirait une capacité de réaction rapide. Chaque année, […]

Sustainable Common Security

pdf available Disintegration is spreading. Overlapping crises are accelerating. In many parts of the world people feel deep insecurity. In the search for solutions, idealism may be considered naïve, but it’s now as critical as cooperation. And, we desperately need hope, along with a guide to addressing urgent global challenges. Sustainable common security might help […]

Other publications

Canada and UN Peacekeeping Fact Sheet (August 2016) UNEPS Backgrounder (May 2016)  

Canada’s involvement with UN peace operations

August 9th was National Peacekeepers Day in Canada and WFMC marked the day with a press release and the update of our annual Canada and UN Peacekeeping Fact Sheet. The fact sheet illustrates what we already know — that Canada’s rank among contributors to UN peace operations remains low. The United Nations ranked Canada 67th […]

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