Thirty years ago this month, Canadian forces engaged in combat with an unlikely opponent: Croatian forces violating a UN ceasefire and engaging in ethnic cleansing. The Battle of Medak Pocket...
Peace and Security
Building Peace and Security
The WFMC has joined with other civil society organizations to advocate for changes in Canada’s recent implementing legislation on the Convention on Cluster Munitions. We advocate for Canada's increased support of United Nations peace operations, as well as the creation of a United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS), that would provide the UN with a permanent rapid reaction capability.
HOW DO WE SUPPORT GLOBAL PEACE & SECURITY?
Towards a Sustainable Peace and Common Security
WFMC has several interest areas related to peace and security, including arms control, nuclear disarmament, peacekeeping, and more. The WFMC is also a long-time member of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada and the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW).
Tracking Canada's Peacekeeping Commitments
Curious to see how well Canada is upholding its commitment to peacekeeping? Check out PeacekeepingCanada.com to learn moreLearn More
Women, Peace, and Security
The WFM-C applies an intersectional approach to understanding how armed conflict affects women, men, girls, and boys.Learn More
Supportive of World Federalism
Albert Einstein was one of the initiators of the peace movement in Europe in the early twentieth century. He tirelessly denounced the imperfections of society due to the primitive institution of war and devoted his energies to outlawing war. After Hitler’s rise to power, he abandoned pacifism and instead embraced a federalist vision according to which the root cause of war lies in the division of the world into sovereign states and the vehicle of peace is world government.LEARN MORE ABOUT EINSTEINS VISION OF A UNIFIED WORLD
Building the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
WFMC monitors and supports the progressive development of the Responsibility to Protect normative framework and is a supporting member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP).
Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM)
Cluster munitions are explosive weapons that release small sub-munitions or bomblets. Because cluster bombs release many small bomblets over a wide area, they pose considerable risks to civilians during attacks and afterwards. Many cluster munitions may remain unexploded, posing a risk to civilians long after a conflict has ended.
United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS)
WFMC advocates the creation of a United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS), that would provide the UN with a permanent rapid reaction capability.
To protect people under attack, what kinds of tools do peacekeepers need? The United Nations is gradually gaining valuable experience with sophisticated technologies for protection of civilians (POC). However, most...
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