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TakeAction for August 2020: Canada’s support for UN peace operations falls far short of government commitments

The Canada and UN Peacekeeping 2020 update, released each year on August 9 by WFMC, demonstrates that the number of Canadian peacekeepers has reached historically low levels. According to WFMC President, Dr Walter Dorn, “This year’s numbers are particularly disappointing. Canadians were told that this country would do more, not less to support UN peace […]

The search for a new prosecutor for the International Criminal Court

The election process for the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is scheduled to take place at the nineteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties in December 2020. At the end of June, a short-list of candidates was released. The four candidates are Morris A. Anyah (Nigeria), Fergal Gaynor (Ireland), Susan Okalany (Uganda), and Richard Roy (Canada).The shortlist of relatively unknown candidates […]

The United States formally begins the process to withdraw from the World Health Organization

Following an earlier announcement, US President Donald Trump has notified the US Congress and the United Nations of the United States’ intention to formally withdraw from the World Health Organization. The withdrawal will be effective as of July 6, 2021, although Trump’s Democractic challenger in this November’s US election, Joe Biden, has said that the withdrawal would not […]

Trump’s Middle East “Peace Plan”

On 28 January, US President Donald Trump announced his plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The plan calls for the incorporation of existing Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley, and East Jerusalem into the state of Israel, and for Jerusalem to become the undivided capital of Israel. Soon after, the agreement […]

UN HRC resolution on Responsibility to Protect

On July 17 the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution (A/HRC/44/L.12) marking the “Fifteenth anniversary of the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, as enshrined in the World Summit Outcome of 2005.” The resolution was adopted by a vote of 32 in favour, 1 against and 14 […]

Canada’s current peacekeeping commitments

WFM – Canada and a number of other peace organizations recently called for Canada to make a renewed commitment of military, civilian and police personnel to the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA).  The UN Department of Peace Operations has set out mission requirements for MINUSMA that includes the kinds of needs (for helicopters, monitoring […]

WFMC Virtual Branch Meetings: Discussion with Peter Russell

Did you miss our first virtual branch meeting? Hosted by Toronto branch, the meeting took place on Sunday, June 28th. Peter Russell, one of Canada’s most respected constitutional law experts, spoke on the topic of “Sovereignty and World Federalism” with comments and moderation by WFMC President Walter Dorn, Toronto branch president John Daniele, WFMC Executive […]

The next issue of Mondial is coming soon!

The electronic version of the next issue of Mondial will be distributed soon. You can sign up to receive the electronic version on the WFMC website.The paper version will be mailed at the same time.The latest issue include updates on the International Criminal Court, the Responsibility to Protect, UN2020, COPLA, and Canada’s National Action Plan on […]

TakeAction for July 2020: International Justice Day, July 17th

Each year, the Day of International Criminal Justice, or International Justice Day, is marked on July 17th. This year it is all the more important to promote the importance of international justice in the light of US President Donald Trump’s recent actions to target individuals working on behalf of or cooperating with investigations of U.S. […]

TakeAction for July 2020: Global governance and COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a global health and economic crisis that requires global solutions. However, the national-international structure is unable to offer an adequate response to it. Democracia Global is asking political leaders and international institutions to strengthen the UN system, the World Health Organization and the existing international structure by applying the principles of federalism and […]

WFMC Virtual Branch Meetings

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TakeAction for May 2020: The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Next Steps for UN2020

The UN75 People’s Forum for the UN We Need was held on May 14th and 15th. With registered participants from 75 countries around the world, and over 600 attendees each of the two days, and more joining through YouTube and Facebook Live, “We the peoples” sent a strong message to the UN and Member States […]

Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada update

The annual report on Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is intended to be tabled in the House of Commons each year by the end of September. This past year, the report was first delayed because the House of Commons was not sitting in September because of the federal election campaign and has yet […]

A “Canadian Centre for Peace, Order and Good Government” – say, what?

After last year’s federal election, the Liberal minority government followed through on a campaign promise to create a new organization, a “Canadian Centre for Peace, Order and Good Government (CCPOGG).” According to language in the mandate letters of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Development, this new organization would “expand the availability of Canadian expertise and assistance to those […]

UN2020 moving forward despite Coronavirus restrictions

With the UN buildings in New York shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the organization’s meetings and work is currently taking place online.  The lack of face-to-face meetings frequently leads to postponed or truncated negotiations. Decisions are often based to an even greater extent than usual on a “lowest common denominator” — the […]

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