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WFMC News for January 2023

CALL TO ACTION:
We want to hear from our members!

Why do you identify as a world federalist?

Calling all world federalists! We want to invite you to share your perspectives on the movement. Every individual comes to the world federalist movement motivated by a different cause that ignites their vision for a more unified and better-governed world community. Whether it's advocating for more democratic global governance structures, a sustainable environment, or a more just, equitable, and peaceful world - world federalists care about advocating for the common interest of people and our shared planet.

So we want to know:
  1. Why do you identify as a world federalist?
  2. What do you believe to be the most salient issue in world affairs that world federalism could address?

For those interested in participating please send your responses to comms@wfmcanada.org. Including an image of yourself is optional.

 

Recording of Andreas Bummel Event Available Here

The Voice of the People at the UN: Implementing a UN Parliamentary Assembly

The lofty ideals of the United Nations speak of protecting human rights and of peace for all people. Yet the UN is an assembly of ambassadors representing the views of their national governments. The UN has no place for actual significant input of the people. Governments act to protect their own interests, which may coincide with their own population's interests, but not necessarily the interests of all humanity. A UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) would give a voice to citizen-elected representatives and would make decisions in people’s best interest. For example, living sustainably is unquestionably in the collective interest of humanity, even if it may not be in the interest of any one nation to lead the way.

The Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly has received wide, high-level support around the world, but there is still no UNPA. Andreas Bummel, co-convenor of the Campaign will review the idea of a UNPA, discuss how a UNPA might get started, and review the status of the promotional Campaign. He will discuss with the Toronto area World Federalist's practical things they could do to help support the campaign.

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