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TakeAction For December 2021: Global Vaccine Equity

Open Letter to the Prime Minister on Global Vaccine Equity The Canadian Public Health Association has just penned an open letter to the Government of Canada calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to dedicate a greater degree of resources to supporting the equitable global supply of vaccines. The Letter highlights some practical ways that Canada can lead […]

TakeAction for November 2021: Open Letter on the Climate Crisis

Youth climate change activists pen an open letter to world leaders calling on them to “face up to the climate emergency” Approximately 1.8 million people have signed the viral open letter released by Greta Thunberg and other youth activists calling out governments’ failure to cut carbon emissions and stop investing billions in fossil fuels. “Right now […]

TakeAction for August 2021: National Peacekeepers Day and Canada’s UN Peacekeeping Commitments

Last Monday, August 9th, was National Peacekeepers Day. Each year, WFMC marks the day with the release of an update of our Canada and UN Peacekeeping fact sheet. The fact sheet includes details about Canada’s contributions in the context of UN peace operations as a whole, as well as the steps Canada can take moving forward. […]

TakeAction for March 2021: Building peace & security

Urgent international action needed to end deadly Myanmar coup The situation in Myanmar is growing more violent and polarized. Deadly attacks on peaceful protesters by Myanmar’s security forces continue. More than 60 people have been killed since the 1 February military coup ousted the recently elected civilian-led government. Over 2,000 people have been arrested, charged, or sentenced […]

TakeAction for December 2020: Building a healthy environment

Calls for the right to a healthy environment International recognition of the right to a healthy environment is the subject of a number of different calls for endorsement aimed at various groups. This fundamental right is one of the pillars of the preliminary draft of the Global Pact for the Environment. The Global Pact for the […]

TakeAction for August 2020: Canada’s support for UN peace operations falls far short of government commitments

The Canada and UN Peacekeeping 2020 update, released each year on August 9 by WFMC, demonstrates that the number of Canadian peacekeepers has reached historically low levels. According to WFMC President, Dr Walter Dorn, “This year’s numbers are particularly disappointing. Canadians were told that this country would do more, not less to support UN peace […]

TakeAction for July 2020: International Justice Day, July 17th

Each year, the Day of International Criminal Justice, or International Justice Day, is marked on July 17th. This year it is all the more important to promote the importance of international justice in the light of US President Donald Trump’s recent actions to target individuals working on behalf of or cooperating with investigations of U.S. […]

TakeAction for July 2020: Global governance and COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a global health and economic crisis that requires global solutions. However, the national-international structure is unable to offer an adequate response to it. Democracia Global is asking political leaders and international institutions to strengthen the UN system, the World Health Organization and the existing international structure by applying the principles of federalism and […]

TakeAction for May 2020: The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Next Steps for UN2020

The UN75 People’s Forum for the UN We Need was held on May 14th and 15th. With registered participants from 75 countries around the world, and over 600 attendees each of the two days, and more joining through YouTube and Facebook Live, “We the peoples” sent a strong message to the UN and Member States […]

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 […]

TakeAction for April 2020: NGO call for Canadian peacekeeping contributions

While the world is plunged into a major pandemic that is altering the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere, essential services must still be maintained. And for the United Nations, one of those essential activities is peacekeeping.  Not only do peace operations need to be maintained (within the context of national social distancing guidelines and […]

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, […]

TakeAction for March 2020: Canada and the ICC investigation in Afghanistan

At the beginning of March, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court unanimously authorized the Prosecutor to begin an investigation into the situation in AfghanistanThe investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity is related to the armed conflict within Afghanistan since May 2003, as well as crimes that, though related to that conflict, […]

TakeAction: United States removes restrictions on landmine use: What should Canada do?

At the end of January, US President Donald Trump reversed the Obama-era ban on the use of landmines (other than in the defence of South Korea). The brief statement from the White House says, ” The Department of Defense has determined that restrictions imposed on American forces by the Obama Administration’s policy could place them at a severe disadvantage during […]

TakeAction for January 2020: Building global governance (and the United Nations!)

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. UN2020 strategy meeting, New York, November 2019 The UN2020 Initiative is a civil society partnership 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 […]

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