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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 […]

Canada and peacekeeping update

pdf available As of the end of May 2019, there are 190 Canadian uniformed personnel currently deployed on United Nations peacekeeping missions. Currently, Canada’s largest single peacekeeping deployment is to MINUSMA, in Mali, with 165 personnel. This is scheduled to end July 31st, 2019. The Canadian defence department frequently states that the number deployed in […]

Next issue of Mondial coming soon

The electronic version of the next issue of Mondial will be distributed very soon. You can sign up to receive the electronic version on the WFMC website.The paper version will be mailed at the same time.The latest issue include updates on the International Criminal Court, the Responsibility to Protect, COPLA, and the UN2020 Initiative, as well […]

Towards a UN World Citizens’ Initiative

pdf available by Andreas Bummel While the establishment of a citizen-elected United Nations Parliamentary Assembly remains a key federalist goal, it is possible to pursue complementary efforts towards strengthening global democracy. One such innovation that the Congress of the World Federalist Movement in The Hague supported unanimously this year is a UN World Citizens’ Initiative […]

Ventotene International Seminar: 35th edition

pdf available by Yasmina Gourchane In early September, young world federalists assembled on the Italian island of Ventotene for the 35th edition of the Ventotene International Seminar. From Mombasa to Montreal, Islamabad to Buenos Aires, WFM’s delegation of 12 took part in the week-long event, participating in panels as speakers, leading working groups, and networking […]

European Identity – Fact or Myth?

pdf available by Keith Best From a speech by Keith Best at the 28th European Economic Forum: 4-6 September 2018 Krynica, Poland, “A Europe of Common Values or A Europe of Common Interests?” European values and interests are both evolving all the time, as is the national identities of the states. Through migration, changing norms […]

ICC Update (December 2018)

pdf available By Monique Cuillerier 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. The preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Venezuela. A preliminary examination of acts […]

The ICC comes under attack – again

pdf available by Yasmina Gourchane On 10 September 2018, US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, speaking at a meeting of the right-wing Federalist Society in Washington DC, publicly denounced the International Criminal Court. He called it a creation of “self-styled global governance advocates,” and went on to announce that “the United States will use any […]

COPLA Update: COPLA arrives on the global stage

pdf available by Florencia Gor Kick-started five years ago by the small NGO Democracia Global (the WFM Member Organization from Argentina), the campaign to establish a Latin American and Caribbean criminal court against transnational organized crime continues to garner support in the governmental, academic and civil society sectors. COPLA (acronym for Corte Penal Latinoamericana y […]

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