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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.

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International Democratic Governance Program

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.

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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.

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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.

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WFNews Issue 63 and a Letter from the Executive Director, William R. Pace

2015 has been a milestone year for the United Nations, during which it will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Likewise, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), will be celebrating their respective 20th and 10th anniversaries this year. Anniversaries give us a moment to reflect on the progress that has been made.

The Continuing Humanitarian Crisis and Violations of Human Rights in ISIS-held Areas in Iraq and Syria, By Rene Wadlow

    In a 25 August 2014 Statement, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the “appalling, widespread, and systematic violations of human rights” by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The violations mentioned included targeted killings, forced conversions, abductions, trafficking of women, slavery, sexual abuse, destruction of religious and cultural sites of significance and the besieging of entire communities because of ethnic, religious and sectarian affiliation.

An Aging United Nations in 2015. But How About a New United Nations in 2020? By Tad Daley

(This article was previously featured in the Huffington Post)

The new report from the Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, suggests that the 75th anniversary year in 2020 might be the moment to reinvent the United Nations.

A Call for Just Security, By Don Kraus, WFM Executive Committee Member

Co-chairs Albright and Gambari launching the report at the Peace Palace in The Hague 

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Illegal Armed Force as a Crime against Humanity, By Benjamin B. Ferencz

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Photo credit: Benjamin B. Ferencz



ABSTRACT:  At the Nuremberg Trials in 1946, the waging of aggressive war was indelibly branded as “the supreme international crime, The Unit

GPPAC calls on all governments to endorse the Humanitarian Pledge and support the start of negotiations for a ban on nuclear weapons

On May 22, the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference concluded its work, without adopting an outcome document.

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