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Better Climate Governance Matters!

April 19, 2021 at 9am EDT The conference, Better Climate Governance Matters: Supporting global climate action by improving the effectiveness of UNFCCC meetings, will be held on Zoom. This conference provides a forum for negotiators, non-national actors and the UNFCCC secretariat to develop and exchange ideas about how the UNFCCC meetings can be shaped to […]

Save the date! WFMC World Peace Award

This year’s WFM – Canada World Peace Award presentation will take place April 28 2021, beginning at 6:30 pm EST. This year’s award recipient is Canadian General (Ret.) John de Chastelain. From 1997 to 2011 Gen. de Chastelain led the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning, the organization that led the disarmament and demobilization of parties […]

Mondial coming soon!

The Spring 2021 issue of Mondial is coming soon! The electronic version will be distributed early next week and the print version will be in the mail shortly. Articles include:Introducing Sandra Coyle, WFM – IGP’s new Executive DirectorBroad consultations planned for the S-G’s follow up to UN75 DeclarationWFMC President Walter Dorn appears before Senate Committee […]

Elizabeth May to headline WFMC Toronto event

On May 18, 7:00 pm EDT, Elizabeth May, former leader of the Green Party of Canada will be the guest speaker at an online event hosted by the Toronto Branch of WFM – Canada.She will address the topic, “A Global Climate Accountability Act: What would it look like?”

It is spring and time to renew your membership in WFMC

Supporting WFMC as a member means supporting the development of democratic institutions to assure a peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable world. As a member you: Join a network of like-minded people that are also working towards a more equitable, just and peaceful worldAccess exclusive content including the print version of WFMC’s biannual Mondial publicationHave influence […]

Remembering Ian Waddell

  Long-time World Federalist, and member of the WFMC Board of Directors, Ian Waddell died on March 15th.From 1979 to 1993, Waddell served as an NDP Member of Parliament from British Columbia. He was a BC MLA from 1996 to 2001, spending much of that time as a member of cabinet.Waddell produced the 2015 documentary The […]

TakeAction for March 2021: Building peace & security

Urgent international action needed to end deadly Myanmar coup The situation in Myanmar is growing more violent and polarized. Deadly attacks on peaceful protesters by Myanmar’s security forces continue. More than 60 people have been killed since the 1 February military coup ousted the recently elected civilian-led government. Over 2,000 people have been arrested, charged, or sentenced […]

TakeAction for March 2021: Building human rights

This year, you can attend the NGO CSW Forum Each year, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY) organizes the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The NGO CSW Forum runs parallel to the official session taking place at the UN Headquarters and provides […]

TakeAction for December 2020: Building a healthy environment

Calls for the right to a healthy environment International recognition of the right to a healthy environment is the subject of a number of different calls for endorsement aimed at various groups. This fundamental right is one of the pillars of the preliminary draft of the Global Pact for the Environment. The Global Pact for the […]

Better Climate Governance: Improving the effectiveness of climate change negotiations

WFMC is a partner in the Better Climate Governance project, which seeks to improve the effectiveness of negotiations in addressing climate change and fulfilling the goals of the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  Countries need to increase their ambitions in line with the Paris Agreement.  This can be aided by a conducive framework of formal […]

WFMC President Dr Walter Dorn at the Senate foreign affairs committee

On December 16th, WFMC President Dr Walter Dorn appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to speak on the topic of Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act.While the transcription of Dr Dorn’s testimony is not yet available, a video recording is available (beginning at 10:57).

Next steps as 2020, the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations, comes to an end . . . .

With the end of 2020, it is time to announce a new name for the campaign. Beginning in the new year, the UN2020 Campaign will become the Coalition for the UN We Need.On December 16th, more than thirty partner organizations and networks came together for an initial look at the outcome of the strategic planning process […]

Mondial Summer 2020: Branch news

pdf available Montreal branch The WFMC Montreal Annual General Meeting has been postponed to the autumn, but vibrant monthly cafe discussions have continued via Zoom. Issues that have been discussed include controlling disease, providing housing, food and clean water, freedom of the press, and multi-level political representation. We welcomed Monique Cuillerier from the National Office […]

Mondial Summer 2020: Update on Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier 2020 is the twentieth anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the first Security Council resolution to specifically address women, peace and security. It is also the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action (on women’s rights and gender equality). However, challenges in the implementation of […]

Mondial Summer 2020: Yikes! – Trump’s Middle-East “Peace Plan”

pdf available by Bill Pearce  On 28 January, US President Trump held a press conference at the White House to announce his plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The plan, officially titled “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People,” calls for the incorporation of existing Israeli settlements […]

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