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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 […]

Better Climate Governance: Improving the effectiveness of climate change negotiations

WFMC is a partner in the Better Climate Governance project, which seeks to improve the effectiveness of negotiations in addressing climate change and fulfilling the goals of the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  Countries need to increase their ambitions in line with the Paris Agreement.  This can be aided by a conducive framework of formal […]

WFMC President Dr Walter Dorn at the Senate foreign affairs committee

On December 16th, WFMC President Dr Walter Dorn appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to speak on the topic of Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act.While the transcription of Dr Dorn’s testimony is not yet available, a video recording is available (beginning at 10:57).

Next steps as 2020, the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations, comes to an end . . . .

With the end of 2020, it is time to announce a new name for the campaign. Beginning in the new year, the UN2020 Campaign will become the Coalition for the UN We Need.On December 16th, more than thirty partner organizations and networks came together for an initial look at the outcome of the strategic planning process […]

The search for a new prosecutor for the International Criminal Court

The election process for the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is scheduled to take place at the nineteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties in December 2020. At the end of June, a short-list of candidates was released. The four candidates are Morris A. Anyah (Nigeria), Fergal Gaynor (Ireland), Susan Okalany (Uganda), and Richard Roy (Canada).The shortlist of relatively unknown candidates […]

The United States formally begins the process to withdraw from the World Health Organization

Following an earlier announcement, US President Donald Trump has notified the US Congress and the United Nations of the United States’ intention to formally withdraw from the World Health Organization. The withdrawal will be effective as of July 6, 2021, although Trump’s Democractic challenger in this November’s US election, Joe Biden, has said that the withdrawal would not […]

Trump’s Middle East “Peace Plan”

On 28 January, US President Donald Trump announced his plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The plan calls for the incorporation of existing Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley, and East Jerusalem into the state of Israel, and for Jerusalem to become the undivided capital of Israel. Soon after, the agreement […]

UN HRC resolution on Responsibility to Protect

On July 17 the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution (A/HRC/44/L.12) marking the “Fifteenth anniversary of the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, as enshrined in the World Summit Outcome of 2005.” The resolution was adopted by a vote of 32 in favour, 1 against and 14 […]

Canada’s current peacekeeping commitments

WFM – Canada and a number of other peace organizations recently called for Canada to make a renewed commitment of military, civilian and police personnel to the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA).  The UN Department of Peace Operations has set out mission requirements for MINUSMA that includes the kinds of needs (for helicopters, monitoring […]

WFMC Virtual Branch Meetings: Discussion with Peter Russell

Did you miss our first virtual branch meeting? Hosted by Toronto branch, the meeting took place on Sunday, June 28th. Peter Russell, one of Canada’s most respected constitutional law experts, spoke on the topic of “Sovereignty and World Federalism” with comments and moderation by WFMC President Walter Dorn, Toronto branch president John Daniele, WFMC Executive […]

The next issue of Mondial is coming soon!

The electronic version of the next issue of Mondial will be distributed 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, UN2020, COPLA, and Canada’s National Action Plan on […]

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