As world federalists, we view the world as one society embracing all of humanity in all its diversity. We affirm that the ideals and principles of community life which are basic to civilized existence can and must be applied to international relations. We also affirm our determination to exercise our rights and responsibilities as citizens of the whole world in order to achieve the high purposes of the United Nations. To this end, we call for urgent progress in developing the democratic world institutions of law by which the world’s people and nations can govern their relations to assure a peaceful, just, and ecologically sustainable world community. These institutions must have actual and sufficient authority to make and enforce law in their given jurisdictions in accordance with the basic federalist principle of subsidiarity, which is the division of political authority and jurisdiction between different levels of government and the solving of problems at the level at which they occur, in general at the most local level possible. For this is the essence of world federalism: to seek to invest legal and political authority in world institutions to deal with problems which can only be treated adequately at the global level, while affirming the sovereignty of the nation-state in matters which are essentially internal.
Our Vision: a world in which all people have peaceful, dignified and prosperous lives under the rule of law.
Our Mission: to promote global governance to address inequality, violent conflict, mass atrocities, climate change and corruption.
WFM/IGP is a non-profit organization that is registered as a 501(c)(3) entity in the United States and as a Stichting in The Netherlands.