We are pleased to announce that the World Federalist Movement (WFM/IGP) has welcomed Alyn Ware from New Zealand as its new Program Director, with a key focus on building global governance mechanisms to address the escalating impact of trans-national and trans-generational challenges.
Mr Ware shares the WFM vision for a sustainable, just, and peaceful world through democratic world federation, along with our practical approach to make immediate impact on these issues by strengthening current global governance systems like the United Nations, and building additional mechanisms like the International Criminal Court, and a proposed United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.
The importance of this work cannot be understated, as highlighted by John Vlasto, Chair of the WFM/IGP Executive Committee, who notes that “environmental degradation, armed conflicts, pandemics, international crime, cyber threats, and the militarization of outer space are some of the intensifying global threats that create both an urgent need and new political opportunities to build more effective, equitable and accountable global governance.”
Mr Ware has served as Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (USA), Director of the Basel Peace Office (Switzerland), Peace and Disarmament Program Director of the World Future Council (Hamburg), International Representative of Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace (New Zealand) and Co-founder/coordinator of UNFOLD ZERO (Czech Republic).
He has received a number of awards including the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Award, UN International Year for Peace Award, Nelson Mandela Nuclear-Free Future Award and the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Peace Prize’).