The World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM) was founded in 1947 as a non- profit non-partisan organization committed to the realization of global peace and justice through the development of democratic institutions and the application of international law. The passage of time
has brought additional global challenges such as climate change, global pandemics, mass migration, and unchecked aggression, making effective global governance more necessary and urgent than ever, and this remains WFM’s focus. We have had a number of successes over the years, including playing leading roles in the creation of the International Criminal Court, and the 1 for 7 Billion campaign for selecting the Secretary-General of the UN. WFM has a diverse portfolio of prospects in the pipeline, including the MEGA environmental governance project, and promoting better use of the International Court of Justice to advance international peace and environmental protection including climate justice. WFM recently updated its Theory of Change. The purpose of this strategic plan is to operationalize the Theory of Change into well-defined and measurable strategic goals.
The work of WFM can be grouped into three mutually supportive areas:
1) Global Network Capacity Building (with WFM’s member organizations)
2) Education (of the public, politicians, media etc of WFM’s analysis and proposals)
3) Governance Programs and Projects (for strengthening and reforming global governance)
WFM’s current rate of fundraising is sufficient for voluntary work in these three areas. To maximise its capacity to deliver its mission WFM needs to raise additional funding to maintain and increase staffing. WFM’s unique proposition combines a focus on strengthening global governance with a successful track record of convening coalitions of state and non-state actors to realize ambitious global governance reforms. The extensive list of governance programs, projects and proposals in section 6.3 below has been prioritised according to their political feasibility, relevance to world federalist goals, and potential for fundraising, especially in the short-term. Potential funders have been identified and are being approached. Monitoring, evaluation, governance, and processes have been reviewed to ensure professional project management and reporting. WFM has appointed an experienced Program Director to support and complement the work of the Executive Director, and to build collaboration with other organizations on joint program and fundraising initiatives. In addition WFM continues outreach to individuals, both to grow the membership and to diversify sources of funding.
It is unpredictable whether the catalyst of the global polycrisis will overcome resistance to necessary
reform before we pass some catastrophic tipping point – but this is WFM’s urgent mission – strengthening and reforming global governance before it is too late.