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WFMC Virtual Branch Meetings

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Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada update

The annual report on Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is intended to be tabled in the House of Commons each year by the end of September. This past year, the report was first delayed because the House of Commons was not sitting in September because of the federal election campaign and has yet […]

A “Canadian Centre for Peace, Order and Good Government” – say, what?

After last year’s federal election, the Liberal minority government followed through on a campaign promise to create a new organization, a “Canadian Centre for Peace, Order and Good Government (CCPOGG).” According to language in the mandate letters of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Development, this new organization would “expand the availability of Canadian expertise and assistance to those […]

UN2020 moving forward despite Coronavirus restrictions

With the UN buildings in New York shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the organization’s meetings and work is currently taking place online.  The lack of face-to-face meetings frequently leads to postponed or truncated negotiations. Decisions are often based to an even greater extent than usual on a “lowest common denominator” — the […]

NGO call for Canadian peacekeeping contributions

Earlier this month, WFMC, Artistes pour la Paix. Canadian Pugwash, Project Ploughshares, and the Rideau Institute sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau urging him to renew Canada’s commitment to UN peacekeeping, in particular through a substantive contribution to the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Included with the letter was a two page brief by WFMC President Dr Walter Dorn explaining in more detail why […]

Have you renewed your membership in WFMC yet?

It is early spring and that means that it is time to renew your membership in the World Federalist Movement – Canada. Thank you so much to everyone who has already done so!As a member you are supporting the development of more democratic global institutions to assure a peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable world. This […]

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

Ben Ferencz, a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, longtime proponent and supporter of the International Criminal Court, and co-author with Ken Keyes, Jr of the book PlanetHood: The Key to Your Future turned 100 earlier this month. A recent documentary, Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, is described as “a fascinating portrait of Ben Ferencz, […]

War and Peace in Cyberspace talk postponed

The annual Eric Fawcett Memorial Forum, planned for April 2nd in Toronto, has been postponed. This year’s topic was to be War and Peace in Cyberspace. The internet has created dramatic growth and development, but cybercrime and cyberwar are also realities. What can the United Nations do to lessen cyber-attacks?  Is peacekeeping in cyberspace possible, as it […]

Update on this month’s TakeAction on Canada and the International Criminal Court investigation in Afghanistan

Earlier this month, our TakeAction email discussed the ongoing investigation into the situation in Afghanistan by the International Criminal Court and it’s relationship to Canada. In response to the virulent reaction to the Court’s investigation by the US, the president of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC, O-Gon Kwon, released a brief but strong statement that said, […]

UN2020 Campaign Update

The UN2020 Campaign works in partnership with civil society, governments and the UN to generate support for using the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 as an opportunity to take stock and strengthen the UN system.  Like many organizations, businesses and households responding to the new coronavirus, the Campaign has moved even more of its […]

Have you renewed your membership in WFMC yet?

It is early spring and that means that it is time to renew your membership in the World Federalist Movement – Canada. Thank you so much to everyone who has already done so. As a member you are supporting the development of more democratic global institutions to assure a peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable world. […]

What is UNDRIP?

In the midst of the current Wet’suwet’en protests and rail blockades, there has been discussion in the media, and on social media, of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Unfortunately, there have also been misunderstandings about what UNDRIP is. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by […]

Carol Greene honoured

Carol Greene is the recipient of the 2020 WFM – Canada Hanna Newcombe Award. Carol was honoured at the Post-holiday luncheon, held February 9 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.   The Hanna Newcombe Award recognizes an individual’s service and contribution to the cause of world federalism over a lifetime.  Guest speaker at the […]

PyeongChang Peace Forum

On 9-11 February, more than 1000 participants from 40 countries gathered in South Korea for the PyeongChang Peace Forum (PPF).  This meeting followed the inaugural PyeongChang Global Peace Forum in 2019 that commemorated the first anniversary of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics. This year’s Forum memorialized the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of […]

International Criminal Court Updates (February 2020)

AfghanistanOn March 5th, the ICC’s Appeals Chamber will deliver the judgment in the appeal of the Prosecutor against a Pre-Trial Chamber’s unanimous rejection of the Prosecutor’s request to proceed with an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Afghanistan since 2003. The hearing will be livestreamed on the ICC website, where further details about the preliminary examination into […]

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