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National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: 2019/2020 Progress Report tabled in Parliament

In mid-June, the 2019/2020 progress report of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was tabled in the House of Commons.Much delayed, the report covers the period of April 1, 2019 to March 30, 2020.The report includes a summary of the progress that has been made by the Government of Canada partners who are part […]

Human rights and climate change

WFM – Canada joined a growing number of civil society organizations calling for the Human Rights Council to create the post of a UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change.The open letter sent to governments at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Councli, meeting 21 June – 15 July in Geneva, states […]

Canada passes United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) legislation

Earlier this month, Parliament passed legislation that provides a framework for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada. The legislation includes the development of an action plan and annual progress reports. In a statement from the UN Rights Office in Geneva, a spokesperson said, “The adoption […]

Coalition for the UN We Need hosts online “Global Town Hall”

Over 100 supporters of the Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN) joined a Global Town Hall meeting June 22 to take stock of recent campaign developments and discuss the much-anticipated UN75 report from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The meeting reviewed the results of six Expert Roundtable meetings held earlier this year that focused on the UN75 Declaration’s […]

Job Opportunity: Executive Director

WFMC is seeking an Executive Director with experience, entrepreneurial skills and a commitment to the mission of WFMC to provide leadership in organizational restructuring and fundraising that will produce financial stability and renewal to WFMC.

2021 World Peace Award

World Federalist Movement – Canada 2021 World Peace Award Honouring Gen. (Ret.) John de Chastelain, “for his commitment to peace in Northern Ireland” Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 6:30 pm EDT Register here for this Zoom webinar. Additional speakers will include: Rev. Karen Hamilton, Executive Chair, World Federalist Movement – Canada (WFMC)Prof. Walter Dorn, WFMC National […]

Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, Featuring Douglas Roche

Did you miss our event last week? Peace Prospects in the Biden Era was an online discussion held Thursday, April 1st, 2021, with Douglas Roche, former Senator and longtime Canadian peace advocate, launched his book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era. The conversation was moderated by WFMC Executive Director Fergus Watt, and also included […]

Peace Prospects in the Biden Era: Online discussion featuring Douglas Roche

April 1, 2021 at 6:30 EDT Register here Douglas Roche, former Senator and longtime Canadian peace advocate, launches his new book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, with an online discussion with WFMC Executive Director Fergus Watt. The session also includes Peggy Mason, president of the Rideau Institute and former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, and Tamara […]

Better Climate Governance Matters!

April 19, 2021 at 9am EDT The conference, Better Climate Governance Matters: Supporting global climate action by improving the effectiveness of UNFCCC meetings, will be held on Zoom. This conference provides a forum for negotiators, non-national actors and the UNFCCC secretariat to develop and exchange ideas about how the UNFCCC meetings can be shaped to […]

Save the date! WFMC World Peace Award

This year’s WFM – Canada World Peace Award presentation will take place April 28 2021, beginning at 6:30 pm EST. This year’s award recipient is Canadian General (Ret.) John de Chastelain. From 1997 to 2011 Gen. de Chastelain led the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning, the organization that led the disarmament and demobilization of parties […]

Mondial coming soon!

The Spring 2021 issue of Mondial is coming soon! The electronic version will be distributed early next week and the print version will be in the mail shortly. Articles include:Introducing Sandra Coyle, WFM – IGP’s new Executive DirectorBroad consultations planned for the S-G’s follow up to UN75 DeclarationWFMC President Walter Dorn appears before Senate Committee […]

Elizabeth May to headline WFMC Toronto event

On May 18, 7:00 pm EDT, Elizabeth May, former leader of the Green Party of Canada will be the guest speaker at an online event hosted by the Toronto Branch of WFM – Canada.She will address the topic, “A Global Climate Accountability Act: What would it look like?”

It is spring and time to renew your membership in WFMC

Supporting WFMC as a member means supporting the development of democratic institutions to assure a peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable world. As a member you: Join a network of like-minded people that are also working towards a more equitable, just and peaceful worldAccess exclusive content including the print version of WFMC’s biannual Mondial publicationHave influence […]

Remembering Ian Waddell

  Long-time World Federalist, and member of the WFMC Board of Directors, Ian Waddell died on March 15th.From 1979 to 1993, Waddell served as an NDP Member of Parliament from British Columbia. He was a BC MLA from 1996 to 2001, spending much of that time as a member of cabinet.Waddell produced the 2015 documentary The […]

TakeAction for March 2021: Building human rights

This year, you can attend the NGO CSW Forum Each year, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY) organizes the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The NGO CSW Forum runs parallel to the official session taking place at the UN Headquarters and provides […]

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