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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.

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

Benjamin B. Ferencz  

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

Conference announcement: “Creating a Workable World”, October 9-10, 2015.

On October 9-10, 2015 the “Creating a Workable World” conference will be held in Minnesota. Online conference registration, plus information about hotel group rates (all with free shuttles to the conference site), transit to/from the Minneapolis-St.

Norway supports the 1 for 7 Billion campaign!

UN General Assmbly Hall/ Photo credit: Wikipedia

In a letter to WFM-IGP Executive Director, William R. Pace, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Borge Brende endorsed the 1 for 7 Billion campaign and encouraged all other Member States to do so as well:

2015 Ventotene International Seminar on Federalism- Call for Applications!

Ventotene, Italy

Photot Credit: Sorrento Sail Charter Ponza

32nd International Seminar on Federalism 30 August - 4 September


WFM-IGP Commemorates Earth Day

Planet Earth/ Photo credit: Getty images

On April 22, 2015 The World Federalist Movement- Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) commemorated Earth Day. WFM-IGP believes that fundamental issues relating to the development of international democracy and global governance are inextricably tied to issues of global governance for sustainable development and the environment. Protecting the world environment is a critical foundation of sustainable development. Two-thirds of the earth is beyond the territorial sovereignty of UN member states; it is truly the ‘global commons’.



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