World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Founded in 1947, WFM-IGP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the realization of global peace and justice through the development of democratic institutions and the application of international law.
A program of WFM-IGP, the Coalition, consisting of more than 2,500 member organizations from 150 countries, plays a unique and central role in fostering international justice and fighting against impunity for perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
WFM-IGP’s IDG Program works to improve the functioning and effectiveness of international institutions; promote transparency in the United Nations reform process by monitoring developments in these issues; making information available to stakeholders worldwide; and mobilizing civil society to take concerted action where it can be most effective.
International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
A program of WFM-IGP, ICRtoP brings together nongovernmental organizations from around the world to collectively strengthen the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), a landmark norm that seeks to prevent and halt genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing.
WFM is primarily an international movement of member organizations—these groups are supported by tens of thousands of individual members from almost every nation in the world. In 2009, WFM began the incorporation of the new International Individual Member Organization (IMO). We welcome your individual membership in our global efforts to promote the principles of international democracy, federalism, global governance and human rights.
Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
Credit: UN Photo
New York, 18 June 2014- The Special Advisers to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed deep concern at the deterioration in the situation in Iraq and the impact on Iraq’s populations.
Several days after returning from an international observer mission to Ukraine — sponsored by NDI (National Democratic Institute) — I latched on to the flood tide of news and commentary coming from that besieged country. A revelation slowly began to take shape: Ukrainians were in their own, distinct way using the principle of non-violent resistance to contend with Putin’s muscle-flexing and efforts to manufacture a pretext for moving his tanks across the border.
“We have nothing to lose except everything. So let's go ahead. This is the wager of our generation. If we are to fail, it is better, in any case, to have stood on the side of those who choose life than on the side of those who are destroying it.”
Albert Camus, Author
"Unless some effective supranational government can be set up and brought quickly into action, the prospects of peace and human progress are dark and doubtful."
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
"There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized common peace."
President Woodrow Wilson
"World federation is an idea that will not die. More and more people are coming to realize that peace must be more than an interlude if we are to survive; that peace is a product of law and order; that law is essential if the force of arms is not to rule the world."
William O. Douglas, Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice
“Science has made unrestricted national sovereignty incompatible with human survival. The only possibilities are now world government or death.”
Bertrand Russell, Philosopher
"Few organisations have sustained for so long the ambition of a better world, united in peace and committed to the ideals of the United Nations. In particular, WFM's support for the International Criminal Court has been critical in building a constituency of civil society and government actors engaged in the pursuit of justice. 10 years into that effort, WFM has much to celebrate."
Hon. Louise Arbour C.C., G.O.Q., President and CEO of International Crisis Group
“A federation of all humanity, together with a sufficient means of social justice to ensure health, education, and a rough equality of opportunity, would mean such a release and increase of human energy as to open a new phase in human history.”
H.G. Wells, Author
“For nearly five decades the World Federalists have worked to promote a strengthened UN and more effective institutions of global governance. I offer my personal endorsement. Now a great opportunity has opened for the realization of the dreams of the UN's founders.”
Walter Cronkite, Broadcast journalist
“There is no salvation for civilization, or even the human race, other than the creation of a world government.”
Albert Einstein, Scientist
"Your Movement has helped keep alive for fifty years the values which inspired the creation of the United Nations: the vision of a world prepared to act together against armed aggression, social ills and global threats, and united in its promotion of economic and social progress for all."
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
“The work of the CICC, with like-minded states from around the world is a testament to what can be ac¬complished when civil society and governments work in partnership to bring about dramatic change.”
Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate
"I send my very best wishes to all of you as you continue your important work in support of peace, justice and equality for all. Your credibility is well established and your voice is more important than ever in a world of increasing inequalities, continued injustices, and emerging conflicts. I believe as you do in the mobilization of civil society actors who exercise their fundamental right to participate in their own governance.”
The Honorable Louise Arbour
“I have great regard for the World Federalist Movement's efforts to advance international justice, human rights, peace and security, the freedom of expression, and sustainable development around the world. “