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World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy

Founded in 1947, WFM-IGP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the realization of global peace and justice through the development of democratic institutions and the application of international law.

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Coalition for the International Criminal Court

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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Join Our Global Movement

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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In Memory of Barbara Martin Walker, 1923-2016

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Note by WFM-IGP Executive Director, Bill Pace, on the death of Barbara Martin Walker

Barbara Martin Walker, one of the long-time and finest members of WFM, passed away on Friday, March 25.  Barbara Walker and her husband Bob were “lifelong supporters” of world federalism and our peace movement.  She served on the WFM Executive Committee for many years, as Treasurer and advisor.  Barbara was 92 years old.

WFM-IGP Celebrates Human Rights Day

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New York- On December 10, 2015, the World Federalist Movement- Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) marks Human Rights Day, which commemorates the General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. WFM-IGP Executive Director, William Pace said, “This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN Charter, which established the three pillars of the UN - peace and security, development, and human rights. In September the General Assembly formally upgraded 'development' to 'sustainable development'.

WFM Calls on World Leaders to Act Against Climate Change

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The Conference of Parties (COP21) is currently taking place in Paris, as the last part of a series of negotiations on climate action. The goal of the conference is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate action that will keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

WFM-IGP Celebrates National Day of Giving

WFM-IGP Executive Director and Convenor of the CICC, William R. Pace, speaks at the Plenary session of the historic Rome Conference in June 1998. The Rome Conference marked the historic adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

On December 1, 2015, the World Federalist Movement- Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) will celebrate Giving Tuesday. Started in 2012, #GivingTuesday takes place each year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a way to bring communities together to give back to the charities of their choice. This year, we ask you to please consider giving to WFM-IGP, a 501c3 committed to the realization of global peace and justice through the development of democratic institutions and the application of international law.

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.

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