WFM

WFM publishes many books pertaining to our work at the International Secretariat. Whether you want an overview of the history of World Federalism or an in depth analysis of the key issues pertaining to one of our projects, WFM’s publications make great references. The Center for UN Reform Education also has many relevant publications available for purchase.

Citizens for Development Network

Since 2014, the Citizen Development Network (CDN) has been working for sustainable development, global accountability and good governance. Based in the Rwandan capitol Kigali, we empower young entrepreneurs and at‐risk youth through cooperative business projects and advocates for enhanced citizen representation in global institutions. 

Rwanda

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FN Forbundet

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Federal Union

London, UK

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Én Verden

Oslo, Norway

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Asian Youth Center

Asian Youth Centre (AYC) was founded in 1984 as a sister organization of WAWF Asian Center (WAC) in order to strengthen the World Federalist Movement widely among youth in Asian countries. With the motto 'Think globally and act locally', AYC has been striving towards establishing just global order in partnership with like minded NGOs and also with various socially & economically vulnerable groups. According to local circumstances, each of the AYC chapters independently focuses on specific programs, such as protection of street and working children, prevention of HIV-AIDS, promotion of literacy, uplifting of rural tribal masses, environmental education, enlightenment of health awareness, emergency relief of disaster victims, and so on.

 

AYC has 11 chapters - Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai in India and Canada for the Asian youth. AYC publishes an Annual Newsletter entitled 'Global Link', holds Executive Committee Meetings every year, and rotates General Assembly meetings every four years between the Asian chapters.

 

Currently AYC focus on the issues of:

 

Environmental Education
Global warming is the most serious problem we human beings have ever encountered. Creeping climate change is serious. We must immediately start to cut CO2 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. AYC chapters are tackling this emergency problem at the grass-roots level.

 

Regional Federation in Asia
In Asia, there are two great political and socio-economical cooperative organizations: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) which was founded in 1985 and Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which was organized in 1967. Now their membership has reached to seventeen countries. We are convinced that these two regional organizations are the main bodies that will be developed into an Asian Union (AU) in the not too distant future. AYC is working hard for its realization.

International Headquarters
12-13-1183, Street No. 10,Ananda Nilayam,
Hyderabad - 500017, Andhra Pradesh, India
T: 91 40 20050337

aychyd1@gmail.com

Sponsorship Headquarters
Konko Church of Izuo
3-8-21, Sangenya Nishi, Taisho-ku 551-0014, Osaka , Japan.
T: 81 6 6551-0035 F: 81 6 6553-7073
w-f-m-a-y-c-j@apost.plala.or.jp

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyderabad, India

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Union of European Federalists

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WFM Associated Organization | www.federaleurope.org | info@federaleurope.org

Brussels, Belgium

The Union of European Federalists (UEF) was founded in 1946 with the aim to achieve the European Federation as a first step towards world federalism; its members were among the founders of the World Federalist Movement in 1947. Encouraged by the establishment of the European Union, members have begun to advocate for federalism in other regions.

The UEF is present in more than 20 European countries and has been active at the European, national and local levels for more than 50 years, organizing campaigns, meetings, seminars and conferences throughout the continent.

Towards a Constitution for Europe

A European Constitution is an important starting point toward the goal of a United Federal Europe. Today UEF campaigns for the ratification and quick implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, convinced that its reforms will help the democratic improvement in the functioning of the European Union.

Campaigning for a European Government

The UEF also works in the promotion the creation of a European executive body, a European Government, which should be legitimized by the will of the people in the European Parliament elections. UEF leads the campaign "Who is Your Candidate?" asking the European political parties to nominate their candidate for President of the European Commission. The party winning the majority in the next European Parliament elections should be able to appoint the President of the European Executive that should be the European Commission.

 

UEF European Secretariat, Square de Meeûs 25
B - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

T: +32 (2) 508-3030 +32, F: +32 (2) 626-95 01

info@federaleurope.org

Brussels, Belgium

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Union of European Federalists- Italy

The UEF Italy (Movimento Federalista Europeo - MFE) within the framework of the UEF conducts the fight for the European Federation. It is also member of World Federalist Movement (WFM). Currently, the MFE has 90 sections spread over the country and more than 3 000 members.

 
Pavia, Italy

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Japanese Parliamentary Group

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WFM Associated Organization | http://www.wfmjapan.org/008/index.html | sekairenpou@beach.ocn.ne.jp

Tokyo, Japan

The Japanese Parliamentary Committee for World Federation (JPCWF, formerly known as JPGWG or Japanese Parliamentary Group for World Government) began as an informal group of Japanese parliamentarians who supported the Bill for the Construction of a World Federal Government. The Bill was introduced in 1945 and inspired many members of the Japanese Parliament to advocate for a more federal structure in their government. The Bill was successfully passed in 1969, after a struggle of more than 20 years. Further in August 2005, with the strong leadership of the JPCWF another Bill was passed unanimously calling for the support and establishment of a world federation.

Today the organization consists of over 200 Japanese nonpartisan parliamentarians. Although the Bill was passed in 2005, the group continues to advocate for its implementation at all levels of the Japanese government. After the Cold War, JPCWF began to look directly at issues of peace and security.

In its 2008 Action Agenda adopted at the 2007 Annual Meeting, JPCWF has decided to advocate for the following, working closely with WFM Member Organization World Federalist Movement of Japan:

International Criminal Court

With the successful completion of its campaign in promoting the accession of the Japanese government to the Rome Statute on 17 July 2007, JPCWF would continue to advocate to (1) urge for further ratification of the Rome Statute in Asia, (2) actively engage in the debates on the Crimes of Aggression, (3) criminalize use or threat of use of nuclear weapons in the Rome Statute at the upcoming Review Conference on the treaty.

R2PCS and United Nations Emergency Peace Service

In its annual meetings and study sessions, JPCWF will organize seminars on the concepts of Human Security, Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) to further the understanding on the goal of establishing a global partnership for peace and security.

International Solidarity Levy

Financing Official Development Assistance (ODA) is becoming a big financial burden for Japan which has resulted in the diminishing budget. Concept of an innovative financing mechanism (IFM) for development is increasingly becoming accepted as a borderless solution. JPCWF will assess the implications of this emerging and proven concept through studying existing concepts such as air ticket levy (UNITAID) and currency transaction levy for development (CTDL).

Engaging Global Citizens

The seminar project initiated in 2004 is aimed at enhancing public awareness of world federalism. JPCWF organizes regular meetings and seminars at the parliamentarian building within the National Diet (Upper House) complex.

 

Sangiin Bekkan, 1-7-1,Nagato-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo,Japan

T: +81 (3) 3581-2660, F: +81 (3) 3581-2657

sekairenpou@beach.ocn.ne.jp

 
Tokyo, Japan

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City Montessori School

City Montessori School (CMS) has been teaching the philosophy of world unity and world peace to its students since its inception.  The school’s motto is 'Jai Jagat' meaning 'Glory be to the World' or 'Hail the World'.  Since 2001, CMS has been organizing an annual International Conference of Chief Justices of the World. The objectives of these conferences are to build global public opinion amongst the world judiciary in favor of establishing a democratically elected World Government with a World Parliament for enacting World Law, as well as a World Court for interpreting World Law and for peacefully solving international disputes.  Over the past few years, more than 500 chief justices and judges from 109 countries have participated in these conferences and have endorsed the CMS campaign for a World Government.

Lucknow, India

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South Asian Federalists

New Delhi, India

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World Democratic Governance Project Association

Barcelona, Spain

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WFM Asian Center

Osaka, Japan

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Union of European Federalists- Spain

In 2012, several groups came together to establish UEF Spain. European federalists in Madrid, Galicia and Andalusia joined their forces with the existing associations Horitzó in Catalonia and JEF Europe. In November 2013, at the UEF European Congress the organisation was recognized as a full member. In September 2014, the network was joined by the UEF Castilla y Leon.

UEF Spain has managed to quickly establish a strong federalist network across Spain to work towards a federal Europe.

Spain

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One World

Jerusalem, Israel

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Workable World Trust

The Workable World Trust was legally established on December 23, 2014 by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg. The main thrust of the Trust will be to disseminate and promote support for the scores of proposals in Dr. Schwartzberg’s book, Transforming the United Nations: Designs for a Workable World (hereafter referred to as TUNS) published in 2013 by the United Nations University Press. More generally, the Trust will work to promote a progressively better world through improved decision-making and program execution within the United Nations and in other global governance agencies.


Specific near-term activities of the Trust will include:

  • Expending efforts to increase sales of TUNS in Anglophone countries, largely in the form of an e-edition (soon available).
  • Subsidizing the translation of TUNS into major world languages, specifically into Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic.
  • Creating and disseminating appropriate electronic teaching media keyed to the ideas put forward in TUNS.
  • Planning and subsidizing conferences related to the ideas put forward in TUNS.
  • Creating liaisons in regard to TUNS with staff of the UN Secretariat, national missions to the UN, national ministries of external affairs, appropriate NGOs and INGOs, think tanks, influential media and academics, and other potentially influential persons and agencies.
  • Providing partial financial support for carefully vetted specific initiatives to agencies with goals similar to those of the Trust.

 

Minnesota

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Advocates for Youth and Health Development

Advocates for Youth and Health Development (AYHD) is a youth led membership based non-governmental, non partisan, non-profit making Organization for attitudinal re-orientation, Peacebuilding, gender & human rights protection and promotion and health development among Nigerian youths, women and children through capacity building, advocacy, litigation, research and documentation. We work to influence policies that affect our target group at all levels.

 

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

1.   Provide youth and women with professional and skills that are in demand in targeted communities in order to reduce poverty;

2.   Foster cultural understanding, religious tolerance and peace promotion among youth and women from different backgrounds through workshops and leadership camps;

3.   To increase our knowledge of the extent of the level of youths’ and women awareness of their rights and responsibility and its determinant with a view to designing new or better approaches;

4.   Through education promotion, capacity building, advocacy and litigation ensure that, children, youths and women's rights are promoted and protected;

5.   To engage in active peace building and gender equality projects;

6. To educate and enlighten young people and women on their right to participate in the formulation of public policy and other decision making processes;

7.  To engage in comprehensive health development programmes in areas like Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, HIV/AIDS etc for youths, women and children;

8.  To network with other NGOs with similar objectives at local and international levels.

Lagos, Nigeria

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World Citizens Association

BANKSTOWN, AUSTRALIA

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WFM Japan

Tokyo, Japan

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Union of European Federalists- Europe

Brussels, Belgium

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Union of European Federalists- France (UEF France)

Lyon, France

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World Citizens Association

WFM Associated Organization | http://www.worldcitizens.org.au/ | c.hamer@unsw.edu.au

Sydney, Australia

The World Citizens Association Australia is working towards the establishment of a democratic global parliament as the basis for an effective system of international law, while respecting the right of each nation to manage its own internal affairs within this framework.

The World Citizens Association believes that all human beings, regardless of nationality, have many fundamental interests in common and face some enormous common problems.

Sixty years after World War II, mankind still faces a looming threat from the proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

Billions of the world's poor still face the ever-present dangers of famine, disease and war.

Global warming and other forms of damage to the environment have become an alarming new threat to our children's heritage.

The basic human rights of many thousands of people are horribly violated every day, without hope of redress.

These difficult problems can only be solved if the peoples of the world work together to construct a system of democratic global governance and binding international law.

The present United Nations is not equal to the task. So what can be done?

 

World Citizens Association (Australia)

Level 3, Suite 10

Compass Tower,

85 North Terrace

BANKSTOWN NSW 2200

AUSTRALIA

T: +61-2-9385
F: +61-2-9385-6060

c.hamer@unsw.edu.au

 
Sydney, Australia

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Democracia Global

Democracia Global (Global Democracy -Movement for a South American Union and a World Parliament) is an independent pluralist organization whose objective is to motivate support for global democracy by promoting the existence of democratic institutions in South America and in the world.

Democracia Global (DG) believes the institutions that govern a global democratic order must be constituted by peaceful means through a process of open debate in which all the citizens of the world and all the democratic organizations of civil society worldwide should be able to participate. As such, DG calls for supporters to join the effort to promote these principles and institutions.

Democracia Global advocates the following:

Creation of a South American Union
DG strives for the creation of a South American Union endowed with regional political and economic institutions, from a common market to a common currency, from a federal Constitution to a Parliament and a Court of Justice, which might realize the dreams of unity cherished by the liberators of its nations and their inhabitants’ aspirations of peace, development, democracy and social progress.

Democratization of International Institutions
DG supports the creation of global democratic institutions, starting with a World Parliament elected directly by the people, which must be capable of legislating in favor of the common interests of humanity, of protecting and generating global common goods, of promoting the universal validity of human rights and of institutionalizing a world citizenship, as a rational complement to national citizenship, based on a profound sense of belonging to the universal human community.


Hipolito Yrigoyen, 732 7º 50
C1086AAK
Buenos Aires, C1086AAK Argentina

info@democraciaglobal.net

T: +54 9 11 2654 8978

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Union of European Federalists-France

The Union of European Federalists (UEF) was founded in 1946 with the aim to achieve the European Federation as a first step towards world federalism; its members were among the founders of the World Federalist Movement in 1947. Encouraged by the establishment of the European Union, members have begun to advocate for federalism in other regions.

The UEF is present in more than 20 European countries and has been active at the European, national and local levels for more than 50 years, organizing campaigns, meetings, seminars and conferences throughout the continent.

Towards a Constitution for Europe

A European Constitution is an important starting point toward the goal of a United Federal Europe. Today UEF campaigns for the ratification and quick implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, convinced that its reforms will help the democratic improvement in the functioning of the European Union.

Campaigning for a European Government

The UEF also works in the promotion the creation of a European executive body, a European Government, which should be legitimized by the will of the people in the European Parliament elections. UEF leads the campaign "Who is Your Candidate?" asking the European political parties to nominate their candidate for President of the European Commission. The party winning the majority in the next European Parliament elections should be able to appoint the President of the European Executive that should be the European Commission.


Union des Fédéralistes Européens - France (UEF-France)
c/o Maison de l'Europe et des Européens
13, Rue de l'Arbre Sec
F-69001 Lyon

+33/0 472 07 88 88

uef(at)uef(dot)fr
www.uef.fr 

Lyon, France

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South Asian Federalists

South Asian Federalists (SAF) is dedicated to increasing knowledge of federalism in South Asia. As a regional organization, members understand the diversity of cultures that needs to be preserved and protected. SAF has been very active in promoting small arms reduction and South Asian unity. Its members also work on other forms of conflict prevention and rebuilding.

South Asian Federalists have members in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal.

Some of SAF’s current programs include:

Peace and Security
SAF has been vocal in bringing awareness of the damaging effects that proliferation and misuse of small arms has on both the local and international levels. The spread of illicit firearms not only endangers personal security, but also undermines good governance and social justice, contributes to violations of human rights and retards development and peace in all parts of the world

South Asian Union
Understanding both the achievements and missteps in the formation of the European Union, SAF sees the EU as a model towards South Asian regional unification. By increasing the level of operation and transparency between neighboring countries, border conflicts can be averted permanently, making obsolete the need for weapons of mass destruction and large standing armies. The expenditures saved in defense and military costs can be funneled into increasing the quality of life for all South Asian citizens. Furthermore, a federalist union would help to democratize human rights, bringing an acknowledgement collective responsibility to solve issues of discrimination by class, gender, and religion.

B2/31, First Floor, Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi, Delhi, 110029 - India

T: +91 1 146 047 885
F: +91 4 426 263 351

SAFederalists@gmail.com

New Delhi, India

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FN Forbundet

FN Forbundet is the United Nations Association of Denmark and a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). Members cooperate locally, nationally and globally with politicians, organizations and the United Nation Associations of other countries to influence political decision making processes and to inform the Danish public about UN-related issues.

FN Forbundet has members throughout Denmark that participate in their meetings, lectures, and projects to increase the understanding for interdependence of nations and their joint responsibility for international development.

FN Forbundet members are currently working on:

Security Council Reform
FN Forbundet urges that members of the Security Council “be conscious of their responsibilities in relation to the observance of UN conventions – especially the conventions on human rights.” The organization advocates for the election of Security Council presidents from countries that have ratified the UN convention on Human Rights.

Humanitarian Intervention
FN Forbundet advocates for the right of the Security Council to authorize preventative humanitarian action in cases of large scale loss of life. The organizations promotes the definitions of the crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity established under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Millennium Development Goals
One of FN Forbundet's major focus points in the coming years will be implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Members teach about the MDGs at schools throughout Denmark in an effort to increase awareness of and support for development efforts around the world.

UN Education
For years FN Forbundet has been running a school program for grade levels 8-10. About 75 young people from across the country are trained to give lectures on the history and role of the UN.

FN-forbundet/Danish UN Association
Store Kongensgade 36, 4.th., 1264 København K
T: + 45 3346 4690, F:+ 45 3646 4649

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Federal Union

Federal Union was founded in 1938 to campaign for federalism in the UK, Europe and the world. It is the UK section of the Union of European Federalists. Members argue that democracy and the rule of law should apply between states as well as within them. Federalism divides political power between levels of government to achieve the best combination of accountability and effectiveness.

Federal Union has members throughout the United Kingdom and hosts many meetings, most of which are held in London. The organization also has a youth branch called Young Federal Union. Federal Union publishes a newsletter quarterly.

Currently Federal Union works to promote:

European Constitution
The European Union originated from a recognition that there are issues too big for individual countries to solve on their own. European integration was seen as necessary to enable effective solutions to be applied to common problems. Much of the debate about the development of the EU has been around the need to make sure that European decision-making is democratic.

The EURO
The euro is a big change, but it has become a much smaller one in the context of hyperactive international markets. Members of Federal Union continue to research the impact of the EURO since its introduction in 2000.

61 Leopold Road, London N2 8BG, United Kingdom

T: +44 78 7965 4555

London, United Kingdom

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Én Verden

Én Verden is focused on promoting world unity and federalism in Norway. Members regularly work with other organizations in the region to promote the European Union and regional federalism. Én Verden organizes meetings and seminars throughout the year at universities and institutes.

Én Verden has members throughout Norway and particularly welcomes young people interested in the movement. They publish a bulletin for their members.

Currently Én Verden's projects focus on:

African Federalism
Én Verden is collaborating with Associate Organization Ugandan World Federalists to create the project “A democratic African Union as an instrument for maintaining peace and democracy in Africa.” This project aims to strengthen the public's understanding of this new institution.

European Federalism
Én Verden is working to strengthen the European Union in collaboration with members of the European Parliament, private citizens, and other non-governmental organizations.

Postboks 5009, Majorstua, N-0301, Oslo, Norway
T: +47 (2) 4145- 2720

Oslo, Norway

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Citizens for Global Solutions

Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS) envisions a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect rights and freedoms and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone. Their vision requires effective democratic global institutions that will apply the rule of law while respecting the diversity and autonomy of national and local communities.

CGS has membership and chapters across the US which meet regularly with public officials in support of a more cooperative and multilateral foreign policy.

Citizens for Global Solutions directs projects in these areas:

U.S. Global Engagement
CGS advocates for foreign policy that makes the US stronger and safer through teamwork, cooperation and effective global institutions. The organization hopes to increase the multilateralism of the United States foreign policy.

Peace and Security
Collaborative approaches are the only way to prevent and resolve conflicts and establish effective peace operations. CGS promotes an empowered, efficient and accountable UN peacekeeping force to help maintain peace in post-conflict situations.

International Law and Justice
Citizens for Global Solutions hopes to strengthen the laws and institutions that protect human rights and help nations resolve disputes peacefully. CGS promotes U.S. cooperation with the International Criminal Court to prevent atrocities.

International Institutions
CGS proposes reforms that would make international decision-making more effective, transparent, accountable and democratic. The organization supports the creation of a UN democracy caucus, encouraging democratic nations to lead UN decision-making bodies.

Health and Environment
CGS supports global cooperative efforts to confront environmental and public health challenges. The organization would like the US to resume its leadership role in protecting the global environment.

420 Seventh Street, S.E., Washington, DC, 20003-2796, USA
T. +1 202 546-3950, F. +1 202 546-3749
info@globalsolutions.org

Washington, DC, United States

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Asian Youth Center

Asian Youth Centre (AYC) was founded in 1984 as a sister organization of WAWF Asian Center (WAC) in order to strengthen the World Federalist Movement widely among youth in Asian countries. With the motto 'Think globally and act locally', AYC has been striving towards establishing just global order in partnership with like minded NGOs and also with various socially & economically vulnerable groups. According to local circumstances, each of the AYC chapters independently focuses on specific programs, such as protection of street and working children, prevention of HIV-AIDS, promotion of literacy, uplifting of rural tribal masses, environmental education, enlightenment of health awareness, emergency relief of disaster victims, and so on.

AYC has 11 chapters - Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai in India and Canada for the Asian youth. AYC publishes an Annual Newsletter entitled 'Global Link', holds Executive Committee Meetings every year, and rotates General Assembly meetings every four years between the Asian chapters.

Currently AYC focus on the issues of:

Environmental Education
Global warming is the most serious problem we human beings have ever encountered. Creeping climate change is serious. We must immediately start to cut CO2 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. AYC chapters are tackling this emergency problem at the grass-roots level.

Regional Federation in Asia
In Asia, there are two great political and socio-economical cooperative organizations: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) which was founded in 1985 and Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which was organized in 1967. Now their membership has reached to seventeen countries. We are convinced that these two regional organizations are the main bodies that will be developed into an Asian Union (AU) in the not too distant future. AYC is working hard for its realization.

International Headquarters
12-13-1183, Street No. 10,Ananda Nilayam,
Hyderabad - 500017, Andhra Pradesh, India
T: 91 40 20050337
aychyd@sify.com

Sponsorship Headquarters
Konko Church of Izuo
3-8-21, Sangenya Nishi, Taisho-ku 551-0014, Osaka , Japan.
T: 81 6 6551-0035 F: 81 6 6553-7073
w-f-m-a-y-c-j@apost.plala.or.jp

Hyderabad, India

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Young European Federalists

Young European Federalists (JEF) is a political youth movement active in most European countries, committed to achieving international democracy through the establishment of federal systems both in Europe and in the world. JEF believe the first step towards peace and world federation is in the creation of a European Federation, and that the challenges posed by increased interdependence can only be resolved through the adoption of democratic solutions at all levels of government, from the supranational to the sub-national level.

Young European Federalists has members in countries throughout Europe.

JEF's Current programs include:

Democracy at All Levels
JEF sees both the European Union and national governments as overly centralized, leading to a high level of political alienation among citizens who feel the decision-making process lacks both transparency and accountability. Members define a stronger European Union as one that is decentralized, democratic and accountable to the people. JEF hopes to reshape the current division of power among national and European institutions, allowing greater political participation and involvement by the people.

Increasing Political Awareness
“Give Europe a Face” was started in 2004 by JEF to increase awareness of the European parliamentary elections. The program encouraged young people to become proactive in the political process and to promote the adoption of the European constitution and European federalism. The 2002 campaign “Europe! A Generation Ahead” was formed in the same vein, promoting youth discussions on the draft European Constitution.

Promoting European Unity
Though consisting of a range of ethnic, religious and national identifications, the countries of Europe share a common cultural, economic and political background. JEF is committed to spreading the idea of “Europeanism” to a growing generation of youths throughout Europe. Europeanism teaches them to look past nationalistic, racist and xenophobic tendencies.

Brussels, Belgium

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Weltföderalisten der Schweiz / Fédéralistes mondiaux de Suisse

«Weltföderalisten der Schweiz / Fédéralistes mondiaux de Suisse» strives for a federalist and democratic world government through reform of the United Nations and the creation of independent international institutions. Members cooperate with other federalist organizations in neighbouring countries.

Weltföderalisten der Schweiz has members throughout Switzerland who work on projects to support:

World Parliament
Weltföderalisten der Schweiz advocates for the establishment of a World Parliament with federalist representation of people from around the world. Weltföderalisten der Schwiez participates in conferences organized by the World Citizen’s Registrar to support the formation of a world parliament.

Case Postale 3092, Chemin de la Brume, 1110 Morges 3, Switzerland

T: +41 (21) 803-3412, F: +41 (21)

info@weltfoederalisten.ch

Morges, Switzerland

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Wereld Federalisten Beweging Nederland

Wereld Federalisten Beweging Nederland (WFBN) is a small non-governmental organization dedicated to the study and promotion of European and world federalism.

WFBN has members in the Netherlands who are active writing, lecturing, and speaking on the radio. They are currently focusing on:

International Democracy
WFBN feels improvements to democracy are essential to improving security throughout the world. Members have published two books on this subject: Van Geweld Bevrij (Freed from Violence) and Naar een Cultuur van Vreded en Geweldloosheid (Towards a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence).

European Union
WFBN is concerned with the development of the European Union, ranging from the difficulties of creating a functional European Constitution to the practicalities of Euro-parliamentarians communicating in dozens of languages.

Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 252, The Hague, 2593 CD – Netherlands

T: +31 (70) 347 8196, F: +31 (70) 358-4675

wfbn@wfbn.nl

The Hague, Netherlands

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World Federalist Movement - Canada

The World Federalist Movement - Canada (WFM-C) is a not-for-profit research, education and advocacy organization. It was established in 1951 by the union of five independent federalist groups in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Saskatoon. Reacting in large part to the devastation of the Second World War, WFMC was funded with a strong conviction that the development of democratic world institutions, wholly accountable to the world’s population, can safeguard peace and security. WFM-C members believe that the current world order of independent nation-states will eventually evolve into one of global governance in order to solve humanity’s biggest problems.


WFM - Canada currently has over 1000 supporters in branches throughout Canada. Some of their projects are:


International Law and Justice
WFM - Canada has been proactive in both promoting and establishing the International Criminal Court. WFM-Canada spent 2004 monitoring Canadian compliance with its obligations under the Rome Statute, including the need to prosecute war criminals in Canada and ICC-related treaties that enable Court officials to carry out their duties.


Democratizing Global Governance
WFM-Canada supports increased capacity, at the UN and elsewhere, for multilateral programming to promote and consolidate democracy at the nation-state level. In 2004, WFMC continued its work with parliamentary assemblies at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and other key global governance institutions. Members also worked with the international Secretariat of the World Federalist Movement to follow up on commitments made by government and civil society organizations at the International Conference of New or Restored Democracies.


United Nations Reform
WFM - C recently convened an Experts Seminar that contributed directly to the work of the High Level Panel created to study global security threats and necessary reform of the United Nations organization. WFM serves as a focal point for UN reform issues among Canadian civil society organizations and media, ensuring that the Canadian government’s “International Policy Review” includes effective proposals to reform the United Nations system.



 


323 Chapel St, Suite 110, Ottawa ON K1N 7Z2


T: +1 613 232-0647

Ottawa, Canada

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Ugandan World Federalists

Ugandan World Federalists (UWF) began as the Ugandan Youth Federal Alliance (1993) to promote federalism and constitutional democracy in both Uganda and Africa. Now, registered as a non-profit under the name African Federation Association World Federalists Movement of Uganda (AFA WFM Uganda), membership is open to all citizens of African Nations and of the world. Members believe that the key to reducing human rights abuses, maintaining peace, and bringing sustainable prosperity to the African continent depends on fighting corruption and promoting accountability and transparency amongst African nations. A democratic African Union is the first step in this process.

WFM Uganda is looking forward to supporting and implementing WFM projects in Africa, as well as working with any organisations in the world that promote culture, heritage, federalism, self-determination, good governance, world law and world peace.

Currently Ugandan World Federalists direct projects encompassing:

Pan-African Federalism
UWF/AFA WFM Uganda runs various campaigns, seminars, workshops and conferences to promote federalism and enlarge WFM membership throughout Africa. Specifically, it is working on a self-determination and federalism project for the Buganda Kingdom with Én Verden, global vote projects and Human Rights projects with WFBN (WFM Netherlands), and promotion of the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly with KDUN (The Committee for a Democratic U.N.).

International Law and Justice
UWF/AFA WFM Uganda initiated a project campaign to promote the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in Africa by developing resources for victims, and organizing workshops to explain the benefits of the International Criminal Court in fostering world peace, defending human rights and promoting greater levels of human security.

Promoting Peace and Security
UWF/AFA WFM Uganda also believe that maintaining peace and security necessitates a greater level of transparency among nation-states, a more concerted campaign against political corruption, and a spreading of democratic ideals. In April 2008, the visit of WFM-IGP Executive Director to WFM Uganda offices in Uganda boosted support for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) project in cooperation with the Uganda Parliament.

Plot 1 Entebbe Road, Clanson House, P.O. Box 3261, Kampala Buganda Kingdom 256, Uganda

T: +256 (71) 839-175, F: +256 (414) 34558

princesimbwa@yahoo.com

Kampala, Uganda

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Pan-African Reconciliation Centre

The Pan-African Reconciliation Centre (PARC) began as the Pan-African Reconciliation Council in 1988. PARC is a grassroots community of people committed to the promotion of peace, human rights, social justice and passive resistance to all forms of violence and oppression. The Centre strives to achieve total emancipation of Africa and its siblings in the Diaspora from the bondages of ignorance, disease and wants through active nonviolence and self-giving love. By setting up information, research and communication programmes, PARC helps political authorities make the right decisions.

PARC seeks to mobilise public opinion and signature campaigns to eliminate threats to peace, not only in Africa, but throughout the world. Its 700 members include educational institutions, religious organisations and individuals in some twelve African countries and in Europe. The Centre's newsletter can be accessed electronically from their website.

Currently PARC projects focus on:

Educational Resources for International Peace
PARC sponsors capacity seminars, conferences, symposia, colloquia and other consultations designed to provide training in nonviolence, social justice, reconciliation, and peace education to people in conflict areas. Faith-oriented educational resources on the above subjects are provided as part of the PARC's interfaith activities. The Centre is also the focal organization for the Hague Appeal for Peace in the West African sub-region.

Mediating Social Conflicts
PARC conducts research and collects data on the causes of inter-communal conflicts. It plays a mediator role and provides early warning on conflicts within and amongst African communities. It also undertakes grassroots campaigns for peace, human rights, self-determination and self-reliance, and co-ordinates an international campaign to eliminate child abuse and discrimination against women. Relief materials and welfare services are also organized for displaced persons.

PO Box 9354 Marina, Lagos City, 101001, Nigeria
T: +234 (1) 472-4197/ 471-7782, F: +234 (1) 379-9324/ 759-4642

Lagos City, Nigeria

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Planetafilia

Planetafilia envisions a safe, equitable and free world, governed by a world civil government emanating from and consisting of federated nations, to the benefit of mankind as a whole and planet Earth. They believe a world civil government may serve as a legal instrument to resolve major world problems, such as climate change, illegal drug operations, international terrorism, crimes against humanity, and illegal arms trade.

U.N. Reform
Planetafilia strives to raise consciousness among the world's civil community of the urgent need to peacefully demand a shared civil world government, charging legislators and government officials to assume their responsibility in attaining the political and diplomatic changes that can make the transformation of the UN into the World Federation of Nations a reality.

Cordoba 2606 Colonia Providencia C.P. 44630 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

T: 52-33-3817-3475, F: 52-33-3817-3478

pacoplancarte@gmail.com

Guadalajara, Mexico

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Democracy Without Borders

Democracy Without Borders strives for a democratic world order in which citizens participate beyond national boundaries in shaping policy that serves their joint long-term interests. Such an order needs to be based on an equal world citizenship of all citizens as well as on the principles of federalism, subsidiarity, the separation of powers, the rule of law, fundamental human rights, and the protection of minorities.

Democracy Without Borders

  • pursues as a key objective the establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations as a step towards the development of a global parliament, a world parliament, that is jointly elected by all world citizens.
  • promotes a strong collaboration of all forces that support the establishment and strengthening of democratic principles at the national, regional, and international levels.
  • supports free and general elections at the national and transnational levels and the strengthening of freedom rights in all states and intergovernmental bodies in the world.
  • advocates a strengthening of democracy in regional transnational integration processes in the world.
  • works towards a democratization and reform of the United Nations and intergovernmental bodies in order to enable them to deal with transnational issues and threats successfully and on a legitimate basis.
  • defends and supports democracy pioneers all over the world and speaks out against a restriction or refusal of democratic rights by national governments or other actors.
  • advocates an expansion of democracy-related research and a stronger discussion of democratic principles in the public.
  • provides assistance relative to research, development, and implementation of democratic instruments and processes, among them for example innovative forms of citizen participation such as models of electronic, direct or “liquid” democracy.

 

 

Democracy Without Borders

c/o Genisis, Pariser Platz 6

10117 Berlin

 

Germany 

 

Phone +49-30-13881634

 

Fax +49-30-920372299

 

Email contact@democracywithoutborders.org

 

 

Berlin, Germany

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Japanese Parliamentary Committee for World Federation

The Japanese Parliamentary Committee for World Federation (JPCWF, formerly known as JPGWG or Japanese Parliamentary Group for World Government) began as an informal group of Japanese parliamentarians who supported the Bill for the Construction of a World Federal Government. The Bill was introduced in 1945 and inspired many members of the Japanese Parliament to advocate for a more federal structure in their government. The Bill was successfully passed in 1969, after a struggle of more than 20 years. Further in August 2005, with the strong leadership of the JPCWF another Bill was passed unanimously calling for the support and establishment of a world federation.

Today the organization consists of over 200 Japanese nonpartisan parliamentarians. Although the Bill was passed in 2005, the group continues to advocate for its implementation at all levels of the Japanese government. After the Cold War, JPCWF began to look directly at issues of peace and security.

In its 2008 Action Agenda adopted at the 2007 Annual Meeting, JPCWF has decided to advocate for the following, working closely with WFM Member Organization World Federalist Movement of Japan:

International Criminal Court

With the successful completion of its campaign in promoting the accession of the Japanese government to the Rome Statute on 17 July 2007, JPCWF would continue to advocate to (1) urge for further ratification of the Rome Statute in Asia, (2) actively engage in the debates on the Crimes of Aggression, (3) criminalize use or threat of use of nuclear weapons in the Rome Statute at the upcoming Review Conference on the treaty.

R2PCS and United Nations Emergency Peace Service

In its annual meetings and study sessions, JPCWF will organize seminars on the concepts of Human Security, Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) to further the understanding on the goal of establishing a global partnership for peace and security.

International Solidarity Levy

Financing Official Development Assistance (ODA) is becoming a big financial burden for Japan which has resulted in the diminishing budget. Concept of an innovative financing mechanism (IFM) for development is increasingly becoming accepted as a borderless solution. JPCWF will assess the implications of this emerging and proven concept through studying existing concepts such as air ticket levy (UNITAID) and currency transaction levy for development (CTDL).

Engaging Global Citizens

The seminar project initiated in 2004 is aimed at enhancing public awareness of world federalism. JPCWF organizes regular meetings and seminars at the parliamentarian building within the National Diet (Upper House) complex.

Sangiin Bekkan, 1-7-1,Nagato-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo,Japan

T: +81 (3) 3581-2660, F: +81 (3) 3581-2657

sekairenpou@beach.ocn.ne.jp

Tokyo, Japan

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Democratic World Federalists

Democratic World Federalists (DWF) is headquartered in San Francisco and is the successor to the Northern California branch of world federalist organizations including the United World Federalists from 1947 and the World Federalist Association till 2004. It has also subscribed to the principles of the World Movement for World Federal Government and its Montreux Declaration since 1947. In 1949 it was instrumental in getting the Legislature of the State of California to pass the "California Resolution" calling on the U.S. Congress to take steps enabling the United States to participate in a world federal government. On anniversaries of the signing of the Charter of the U.N. Organization in San Francisco in June 1945, it hosted the WAWF World Congress in 1965 and the WFM World Congress in 1995, where it organized the all-day Forum on "Restructuring the United Nations: Achieving Democratic Global Governance for the 21st Century."

DWF became an independent entity in 2004. It is a "World Federalist without Borders" organization, with supporters throughout the United States and Canada and elsewhere in the world. Members of its boards have come from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, and the U.A.E., as well as the U.S.A. DWF publishes the quarterly Toward Democratic World Federation.

Democratic World Federalists is currently working on programs in:

Promoting World Federation

DWF educates the people on the need to overcome global problems, such as wars and crimes against humanity, and poverty, and to promote the preservation of a healthful environment and a just world community through a democratic, secular, republican, federal system of government for the world.

Restructuring and Democratizing the UN

In 1992 it organized the hearing in San Francisco of the U.S. Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations. For the interim, DWF supports the Coalition for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA), which has its roots in the WAWF Congress in Philadelphia in 1987. It also is supporting the new World Alliance for Transforming the United Nations (WATUN).

55 New Montgomery Suite #225, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

T: +1 415 227-4880, F: +1 415-227-4880

dwfed@dwfed.org

San Francisco, United States

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Center for Global Community and World Law

The Center for Global Community and World Law brings together highly motivated citizens, groups and coalitions dedicated to collaborative efforts to create a peaceful, just and sustainable global society. It conducts research, and offers education, conferences, publications and arts events through educational institutions, community-based organizations and the United Nations.

210 Park Avenue, Suite 299
Worcester, MA 01609-2246

T: 508-753-4172

Worcester, MA, USA

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Center for Development of International Law

The Center for Development of International Law (CDIL) was established to promote the development of international law and the strengthening of the international legal order. CDIL advocates for increasing the application of international law to individuals and works to further the awareness of the interdependence between international and local legal systems.

CDIL operates as an educational, research and project development organization. CDIL also coordinates meetings, seminars, consultations and conferences. The Center works closely with other non-governmental organizations and local, national and international organizations (NGOs) to support common goals and projects.

CDIL’s current project areas focus on:

UN Reform
CDIL works with the United Nations Associations, the Alliance for Our Common Future and many other groups to promote a strengthened and reformed UN. Together, the groups seek to reform human rights mechanisms, the Security Council, peace keeping/building, Charter Review, the General Assembly, the International Court of Justice and international dispute settlement. CDIL is also concerned with the unmonitored role that major groups and non-governmental organizations play in global governance.

Human Rights and International Law
CDIL works with other organizations on promoting the ratification and strengthening of international human rights conventions. CDIL participated in the NGO steering committee that prepared for the World Conference on Human Rights, and supports efforts to increase the application of international law to individuals and extend legal standing to individuals and communities.

Global Environmental Governance
CDIL developed a program to promote clearing-house and capacity building goals between Northern and Southern NGOs, and works on the Federalist-Green Project, a research initiative designed to develop and explore the use of resolutions and referenda for the promotion of fundamentally new policies, directions and coalitions on global and local issues.

P.O. Box 2022 Grand Central Station, New York, NY, 10163, United States

T: +1 212 599-2542, F: +1 212 599-1332

www.cdilaw.org

New York, United States

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World Federalist Movement of Japan

The World Federalist Movement of Japan (WFMJ), formerly the United World Federalists of Japan, was founded in Tokyo on August 6, 1948 in commemoration of the third anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Dedicated to preventing further atrocities, WFM Japan has published two books on the history of world federalism in Japan.

WFM Japan is headquartered in Tokyo and has members throughout the country. Members collaborate regularly with other non-governmental organizations around the world and publish a newsletter monthly. Currently their programs focus on:

Teaching Youth about World Federalism
WFM Japan sponsors a unique poster and essay competition annually among the elementary and junior high school children. This program aims to teach young children about the World Federalism its history since 1972, over 263,000 schoolchildren have participated in the inception. In 2002, WFM Japan compiled a brochure entitled “The Collected Pieces of Works for Special Prizes” in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Competition of Posters and Essays by schoolchildren in Japan.

The International Criminal Court
WFMJ is aggressively engaged in lobbying parliamentarians concerned with the ICC. Members have organized seminars and conferences to explain to Japanese Parliamentarians the importance of a fair and effective International Criminal Court.

Tokyo, Japan

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