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Branch News

pdf available Montreal The branch hosted their annual post-holiday luncheon on Sunday, February 10th at the Museum of Fine Arts. Professor Rene Provost spoke on the topic “What should we think of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the wake of the US withdrawal and the election of states like Eritrea and the Philippines?” […]

The COPLA Campaign: An overview since its creation

pdf available by Camila López Badra Latin America and the Caribbean embody a paradox: despite having improved the levels of development of its population in the last decades, the region continues to consolidate itself as the most violent on the planet. According to the latest report “Crime and violence” conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank […]

Fernando Iglesias highlights Japan Congress

pdf available WFM Co-President Fernando Iglesias gave the opening keynote address at WFM – Japan’s May 2019 National Congress. The following text is based on excerpts from his remarks in Tokyo. It is a pleasure and an honor for me to join a congress of such importance for the future of world federalism and the […]

The United Nations as a Values-based Community

pdf available by Otto Spijkers The United Nations is often criticized for being a paper tiger, without any teeth. All the United Nations does, so it is said, is produce paper, lots of paper. This paper is filled with declarations of aspirational principles about a better world, carefully translated into all six working languages of […]

Introducing Dr Tawanda Hondora

pdf available I joined the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy as Executive Director in March 2019 because I am attracted by its Mission – for peace, prosperity and justice for all. The work has been both challenging and exciting. It’s a role that presents many opportunities for influencing change on a broad […]

An interview with Bill Pace

pdf available In May 2019, Mondial asked Bill Pace to look back and recall some of the highlights and achievements during his 25-year career as Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy, most of which also included his serving as the Convenor of the NGO Coalition for the International Criminal […]

Challenging times for the International Criminal Court

pdf available by Yasmina Gourchane The International Criminal Court (ICC) has faced a number of challenges of late: threats from officials of the United States government; questionable judicial decisions; imminent changes to its leadership. Coming off a year of 20th anniversary celebrations and commemorations in 2018, supporters of the Court have more recently been looking […]

ICC Update

pdf available The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in ten preliminary examinations, has eleven situations under investigation, and is pursuing 26 cases that involve 42 defendants. Preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Following the preliminary examination, the request to open an […]

ICRtoP Update: Coalition events highlight gender and Responsibility to Protect

pdf available by Marijke Kremin Continuing its work to raise awareness around the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP, R2P) norm and atrocity prevention, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) has taken steps to work across different UN agendas to demonstrate its interconnectedness. With linking the RtoP to different UN agendas, the ICRtoP capitalized […]

The Right to Peace: A Political Approach

pdf available Adapted from an address prepared by Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. for the University for Peace, Costa Rica, January 22, 2019 On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, Robert Muller and I wrote a book, Safe Passage Into the Twenty-first Century, in which we discussed the UN’s quest for peace, […]

In Memoriam: Takeshi Akune and John Sutter

pdf available Takeshi Akune Takeshi Akune, who served as Secretary General of the World Federalist Movement of Japan since the 1990s, passed away this past January in Sakai, Osaka. A dedicated federalist, peace and anti-nuclear activist, Akune was a strong advocate in Japan on behalf of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the […]

Global Problems Need Global Solution

pdf available Adapted from a speech by Keith Best, Presented at Uniting for Peace Spring Conference, April 2019, London We are living though an exciting period in history in terms of innovation, scientific and technological advance and an understanding of our world. And yet the dream of finding a way to live together in peace […]

“Modalities resolution” highlights UN2020 campaign

pdf available by Fergus Watt The adoption on 14 June 2019 by the United Nations General Assembly of a resolution (A/RES/73/299) on “Commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations” marks a significant landmark for the UN2020 campaign. This “modalities resolution” sets out the organizational framework and practical arrangements for actions by various UN […]

Towards the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier The Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing in September 1995. At the conference, 189 governments agreed to the Beijing Platform for Action, a consensus document that addressed twelve critical areas to be addressed. These areas encompass poverty, education and training, health, violence against women, armed conflict, the […]

The women, peace and security agenda — and why it is important

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier The women, peace and security agenda has been developed through a series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions that began with Resolution 1325 (2000).  Broadly put, the WPS agenda incorporations promotion and support for women’s active and meaningful participation in conflict-prevention and -resolution mechanism, including peace negotiations; human rights of […]

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