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ICC Update

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in ten preliminary examinations, and has eleven situations under investigation. Preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Following the preliminary examination, the request to open an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan […]

Proposal: A Comprehensive Approach to a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone

pdf available by Tadashi  Inuzuka There have been various, detailed proposals since the end of the Cold War for a NEA-NWFZ (Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone). At present, the three-plus-three Arrangement, including its various modifications, is considered to be a concise and pragmatic, structure. In this scheme, Japan, South Korea and North Korea would be […]

The COPLA Campaign: Positive forward momentum

pdf available by Camila López Badra The campaign to establish a Latin American and Caribbean Criminal Court against Transnational Organized Crime (COPLA, for its acronym in Spanish), which began in 2013 in the Argentine NGO Democracia Global, continues to have positive forward momentum. (Previous updates on the campaign can be found at wfmcanada.org/?s=copla) There have […]

What we can expect following the federal election

During federal election campaigns, the World Federalist Movement – Canada surveys the federal political parties about their positions on specific areas of interest to World Federalists. During the recently concluded election we also looked at their platforms.What can we expect now with a minority Liberal government?Let’s start with what the Liberals said about foreign policy and […]

The Other Threat to Our Species

pdf available by Bill Pearce While we are reminded daily of the global warming crisis our planet is facing we seem to have lost sight of the other crisis we are facing, the risk of a nuclear conflagration. At the height of the cold war the Doomsday Clock moved to two minutes to midnight (and apocalypse).  […]

The Other Threat to Our Species

pdf available by Bill Pearce While we are reminded daily of the global warming crisis our planet is facing we seem to have lost sight of the other crisis we are facing, the risk of a nuclear conflagration. At the height of the cold war the Doomsday Clock moved to two minutes to midnight (and apocalypse).  […]

TakeAction for November 2019: Building international justice

Building international justice: Ahead of next month’s meeting of the Assembly of States Parties, ask the Canadian government to continue and increase their support of the International Criminal Court The 18th session of the annual meeting of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute will be held December 2nd to 7th in […]

October 2019 news

WFM-Canada Board of Directors On November 9th, the WFM-Canada Board of Directors will be meeting in Ottawa. Civil society meeting with Global Affairs Canada ahead of the ICC Assembly of States Parties meeting The annual meeting co-hosted by WFM-Canada and Global Affairs Canada’s Legal Affairs Division to discuss issues related to the upcoming meeting of […]

TakeAction: Building democracy

With only a week left in the campaign, this month’s Take Action is about engaging with candidates during the ongoing federal election. As the October 21st federal election draws near, WFMC, and many other like-minded organizations, have developed toolkits, blog series, and other materials to provide you with the background material — and possible questions […]

Canada’s Federal Election: Engaging with candidates

As the October 21st federal election draws near, WFMC and other organizations have developed toolkits, blog series, and other materials to provide you with the background material — and possible questions — to engage with candidates. WFMC has developed a group of questions covering peacekeeping, climate change, disarmament, and strengthening the United Nations. The questions have […]

UN2020 and the opening of the UN General Assembly

The UN2020 initiative is dedicated to using the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 as an opportunity to take stock and strengthen the UN system in partnership with civil society, governments, and the UN in support of a people-centered multilateralism. Check out the UN2020 Facebook page for highlights from this week’s opening of the 74th […]

Have you read the latest issue of Mondial?

Earlier this summer, the latest issue of our twice-yearly publication Mondial came out. Along with updates on international and Canadian programs and campaigns, there are articles about: Challenging times for the International Criminal CourtThe Right to Peace: A Political ApproachThe United Nations as a Values-based Community Or read the full issue.

Update on Canada and UN peacekeeping

As Canada winds down its commitment to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, a recent CBC investigation raised the issue of how allegations of sexual misconduct by Canadian peacekeepers are handled once they return to Canada. The situation is related to non-RCMP police who deploy under RCMP oversight. As the article says, “When the UN finds credible information […]

TakeAction: Building a stronger United Nations

This September, world leaders arrive at the UN in New York to draw attention to the issues that matter to their countries and discuss how best to cooperate globally to address the major crises humanity faces. From climate change to pandemics to conflict, one theme underpins all these issues: the need for stronger and more […]

UN2020 Campaign Update

The UN2020 Initiative is a civil society campaign calling for using the 75th anniversary of the United Nations as an opportunity to review and strengthen the organization.  The campaign has accelerated in recent months following adoption (June 2019) of a UN “modalities resolution” that sets out the framework for the 2020 commemorative activities and Leaders Summit. The theme for the […]

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