World Federalist Conference

Join us - June 3rd, 2023


The World Federalist Conference

The World Federalist Conference is hosted by the WFM-Canada annually to discuss modern world federalist concepts and thinking on global governance solutions. The 2023 WF-Conference will be on the topic of How a UNPA could address nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The event will run from 10:00am to 7:00pm (EST) on June 3rd, 2023 and feature a Model UN Parliamentary Assembly alongside various presentations by speakers with a vision for a more democratic, just, and effective world community. Participants will be assigned a delegation and thrown into a UNPA simulation in which they will need to find creative solutions to the world's nuclear arms race and other problems. They will also have the option to attend a host of events and presentations on these global governance issues throughout the day!

Program Schedule

10:00am - 10:25am: Opening Ceremonies

The conderence begins with a breif Introduction to the program for conference as well as a 10 minute period providing technical support to participants.

10:30am - 10:55am: Glen Martin presents on Earth Constitution

Over the past few centuries, paradigm-shifting advancements in science and technology have made it possible for humanity to take control of our planet’s destiny as never before. Industrial progress empowers us to overcome scarcity if we choose to distribute resources equitably. Rapid transportation and digital communication enable us to act together as one global community, for the first time in history.

But these same breakthroughs also give us the power to destroy ourselves and the planet we share. Today, humanity can collect free energy from the Sun — or we can cause catastrophic climate change. We can provide nutritious food, clean water, advanced health care, and homes for billions of people — or we can continue investing in weapons of mass destruction that could wipe out the human race.The Earth Constitution Institute is committed to a transformed future, which is why we embrace the new reality of holism and interdependence in the Digital Age:

  • A world in which the human rights and dignity of every person on Earth is respected;
  • Where the most important decisions are made by humanity together, democratically;
  • A world without war, where conflicts are resolved peacefully; and
  • Where the commons — such as our forests, oceans, atmosphere, ecosystem, and space — are sustainably preserved and governed with everyone’s best interests.

11:00am - 11:25am: Andreas Bummel Presentation

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11:30am - 12:25pm: Panel Discussion (Q&A)

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12:30pm - 1:00pm: Model UNPA Briefing

Explain in detail Rules of Procedure and process for Model UNPA.

1:00pm - 2:25pm: Model UNPA (committee session 1)

Topic: Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Each participant is assigned a member-state of the UN Parliamentary Assembly to represent in the context of a UN body that can create international law.

2:30pm - 3:25pm: Douglas Roche Presentation (and Q&A)

Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., is an author, parliamentarian and diplomat, who has specialized throughout his 50-year public career in peace and human security issues. Mr. Roche was a Senator, Member of Parliament, Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, and Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta. His new book,Keep Hope Alive: Essays for a War-free Worldwill be published in fall, 2023.

Towards a War-free World

Description:Today, with an agenda for peace and a blueprint for sustainable development in our hands, the world is entering a new beginning on humanity’s long journey to live in peace. This is the first time in the history of the world that all the factors to build common security are in place: the political framework, the scientific and technological capacity to meet human needs, the communications between peoples everywhere who now understand that survival demands that we work together.

We must shake off the bad news. This doesn’t mean denying it. Rather, it means lifting up our vision and seeing the structures to build and protect peace, already in place, needing more public, political and financial support to be fully effective. These structures stand on the base of the United Nations, created after World War II to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. 

3:30pm - 4:55pm: Model UNPA (committee session 2)

  • 30-minute moderated caucus
  • 30-minute resolution drafting unmoderated caucus
  • 20-minute moderated caucus presenting draft resolutions

5:00pm - 5:25pm: Fun Open Trivia

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5:30pm - 6:00pm: Model UNPA (committee session 3)

25-minute voting session on draft resolutions.

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