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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 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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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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Democracia Global

Location

Buenos Aires
Argentina
34° 36' 45.774" S, 58° 23' 42.9072" W

Citizens for Global Solutions

Location

United States
38° 54' 17.8668" N, 77° 2' 41.1432" W

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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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 - 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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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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