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Canada passes United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) legislation

Earlier this month, Parliament passed legislation that provides a framework for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada. The legislation includes the development of an action plan and annual progress reports. In a statement from the UN Rights Office in Geneva, a spokesperson said, “The adoption […]

Coalition for the UN We Need hosts online “Global Town Hall”

Over 100 supporters of the Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN) joined a Global Town Hall meeting June 22 to take stock of recent campaign developments and discuss the much-anticipated UN75 report from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The meeting reviewed the results of six Expert Roundtable meetings held earlier this year that focused on the UN75 Declaration’s […]

Job Opportunity: Executive Director

WFMC is seeking an Executive Director with experience, entrepreneurial skills and a commitment to the mission of WFMC to provide leadership in organizational restructuring and fundraising that will produce financial stability and renewal to WFMC.

2021 World Peace Award

World Federalist Movement – Canada 2021 World Peace Award Honouring Gen. (Ret.) John de Chastelain, “for his commitment to peace in Northern Ireland” Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 6:30 pm EDT Register here for this Zoom webinar. Additional speakers will include: Rev. Karen Hamilton, Executive Chair, World Federalist Movement – Canada (WFMC)Prof. Walter Dorn, WFMC National […]

Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, Featuring Douglas Roche

Did you miss our event last week? Peace Prospects in the Biden Era was an online discussion held Thursday, April 1st, 2021, with Douglas Roche, former Senator and longtime Canadian peace advocate, launched his book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era. The conversation was moderated by WFMC Executive Director Fergus Watt, and also included […]

Mondial Spring 2021: Better Climate Governance Matters!

pdf available by Christine Peringer As countries begin to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the upcoming COP26 (Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) taking place this November in Glasgow Scotland provides an occasion for the international community to make up for lost time in the global effort to keep […]

Mondial Spring 2021: WFMC President Walter Dorn appears before Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

pdf available In December 2020, WFMC President Walter Dorn appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to offer his insights on Bill S-2, Act to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act.  This amendment to the original legislation removes material that has been superseded and refers to the updated schedules […]

Mondial Spring 2021: Next Steps for Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier  In the fall of 2020, Global Affairs Canada began a process to consolidate and build on the Government of Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy, which included soliciting submissions from interested parties.  The government suggested areas for discussion, including lessons that can be learned from the experience of other countries, the effectiveness […]

Mondial Spring 2021: Getting from Here to There

pdf available by Mike Nickerson  Since 2006 The World Federalist Foundation has been a supporting partner of “The Sustainability Project,” led by Mike Nickerson. His book, “Life, Money and Illusion; living on Earth as if we want to stay,” provided the backdrop for over 600 lectures, workshops, meetings and other public speaking engagements across Canada.  […]

Mondial Spring 2021: WFMC Honours Carol Greene

pdf available by Christine Jacobs On February 9, 2020 Carol Greene was honoured with the Hanna Newcombe Award. Named after prominent peace researcher Dr.Hanna Newcombe, the award recognizes an individual’s service and contribution to the cause of world federalism over a lifetime. Dr. Newcombe was the first recipient of this award in 2006 and it […]

Mondial Spring 2021: Prospects for World Federalism

pdf available The following is drawn from remarks by WFM – Canada President Walter Dorn at the organization’s Annual Meeting, November 21, 2020.  We are meeting in November, the month of Remembrance Day, a time to give honour and thank all who sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms of today. But not only […]

Mondial Spring 2021: The UNDP Human Development Report: Looking back to look ahead

pdf available by Fergus Watt  Late last year the UN Development Programme released its 30th anniversary Human Development Report. First published in 1990, the annual report sought to enshrine a new way to conceive and measure progress. Instead of using growth in GDP as the primary measure of development, the world’s countries were ranked by […]

Mondial Spring 2021: Sir Brian Urquhart: A most worthwhile life in peace and war

pdf available by Peter Langille  Sir Brian Urquhart who died January 2 2021, just weeks before his 102nd birthday, left much to remember as a thoughtful soldier, an exemplary international civil servant, a brilliant scholar and a champion of peace.  He was internationally recognized as a key advisor to UN Secretary-Generals; a calm arbitrator of […]

Mondial Spring 2021: The Future of the Conference on the Future of Europe

pdf available By Monique Cuillerier  The Conference on the Future of Europe was proposed jointly by the European Commission and the European Parliament in late 2019. The Conference is intended to consider the future of the EU and possible reforms. Citizens, including particular groups such as youth, along with civil society and European institutions, are […]

Mondial Spring 2021: ICC Update

pdf available By Monique Cuillerier  The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in eight preliminary examinations, and has thirteen situations under investigation.  Preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Bolivia, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and two separate examinations into Venezuela.  Afghanistan  In March 2020, the Prosecutor was authorized to begin an […]

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