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WFMC News for January 2020: International Court of Justice ruling on the Rohingya crisis

On Thursday, January 23rd, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued their ruling on the case submitted to them in November by the Gambia against the government of Myanmar for failing in its obligation to prevent and punish the perpetration of the crime of genocide against the Rohingya people.The ICJ unanimously ordered Myanmar to “take all measures […]

WFMC News for January 2020: UN2020 campaign update

The UN2020 campaign is dedicated to using the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 as an opportunity to take stock and strengthen the UN system in partnership with civil society, governments, and the UN in support of a people-centered multilateralism. The next UN2020 Global Update conference call is scheduled for Friday January 31 […]

WFMC News for January 2020: Montreal Branch annual luncheon

The Montreal Branch will hold their annual post-holiday luncheon on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at 1pm at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380 Sherbrooke W. In addition to the buffet, the event will include Noah Weisbord speaking on “The Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents and Autocrats” and […]

What we can expect following the federal election

During federal election campaigns, the World Federalist Movement – Canada surveys the federal political parties about their positions on specific areas of interest to World Federalists. During the recently concluded election we also looked at their platforms.What can we expect now with a minority Liberal government?Let’s start with what the Liberals said about foreign policy and […]

October 2019 news

WFM-Canada Board of Directors On November 9th, the WFM-Canada Board of Directors will be meeting in Ottawa. Civil society meeting with Global Affairs Canada ahead of the ICC Assembly of States Parties meeting The annual meeting co-hosted by WFM-Canada and Global Affairs Canada’s Legal Affairs Division to discuss issues related to the upcoming meeting of […]

TakeAction: Building democracy

With only a week left in the campaign, this month’s Take Action is about engaging with candidates during the ongoing federal election. As the October 21st federal election draws near, WFMC, and many other like-minded organizations, have developed toolkits, blog series, and other materials to provide you with the background material — and possible questions […]

Canada’s Federal Election: Engaging with candidates

As the October 21st federal election draws near, WFMC and other organizations have developed toolkits, blog series, and other materials to provide you with the background material — and possible questions — to engage with candidates. WFMC has developed a group of questions covering peacekeeping, climate change, disarmament, and strengthening the United Nations. The questions have […]

UN2020 and the opening of the UN General Assembly

The UN2020 initiative is dedicated to using the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 as an opportunity to take stock and strengthen the UN system in partnership with civil society, governments, and the UN in support of a people-centered multilateralism. Check out the UN2020 Facebook page for highlights from this week’s opening of the 74th […]

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.

Update on Canada and UN peacekeeping

As Canada winds down its commitment to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, a recent CBC investigation raised the issue of how allegations of sexual misconduct by Canadian peacekeepers are handled once they return to Canada. The situation is related to non-RCMP police who deploy under RCMP oversight. As the article says, “When the UN finds credible information […]

UN2020 Campaign Update

The UN2020 Initiative is a civil society campaign calling for using the 75th anniversary of the United Nations as an opportunity to review and strengthen the organization.  The campaign has accelerated in recent months following adoption (June 2019) of a UN “modalities resolution” that sets out the framework for the 2020 commemorative activities and Leaders Summit. The theme for the […]

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 […]

Canadian Foreign Policy and Global Governance: The positions of the federal political parties

During federal election campaigns, WFMC surveys the federal political parties about their positions on specific areas of interest to World Federalists. The questions are being presented to the political parties participating in this fall’s federal election and the answers will be made available on the WFMC website as they are received. You can also download the […]

WPSN-C meeting with Canada’s WPS Ambassador

On August 15th, members of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada (WPSN-C), including WFMC’s Monique Cuillerier, met with new Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security Jacqueline O’Neill. There was a discussion of the expectations of civil society, which has long advocated for the appointment of a high-level champion for women, peace and security issues in […]

Canada and UN Peacekeeping Update

WFMC President Dr Walter Dorn has an opinion piece in the Toronto Star today, August 22nd, titled “What Happened to Trudeau’s Peacekeeping Promise?” that summarizes the promises made by the Trudeau government, how they have failed to materialize, and where responsibility for that failure lies. August 9th marked National Peacekeepers’ Day in Canada and WFMC, through our Canadians […]

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