Asia & Pacific

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.

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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WFM Japan

Tokyo, Japan

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WFM Asian Center

Osaka, Japan

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South Asian Federalists

New Delhi, India

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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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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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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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Asian Youth Centre

Location

Hyderabad
United States

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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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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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

Organization type: 

World Citizens Association

BANKSTOWN, AUSTRALIA

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