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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 […]

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).  […]

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.

The latest issue of Mondial is available now!

Members should have received the latest print issue of Mondial in the mail, but it is also available electronically, both as a single fileand as individual articles on the WFMC website. (You can also sign up to receive Mondial by email.) Articles in this issue include: The United Nations as a Values-based CommunityChallenging times for the International Criminal CourtTowards […]

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 […]

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