The University of Winnipeg



Promoting International Justice and Action

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy

WINNIPEG, MB – Board members of The World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP), during its annual Congress being held at The University of Winnipeg, today re-elected Dr. Lloyd Axworthy as its President for a second term.

“These are challenging times” said Axworthy. “There is a crisis in international collective action in the world right now and a vacuum in effective governance. The World Federalist Movement is critically important in taking a leadership role in promoting real justice for citizens.”

The WFM-IGP works to advance the global promise of peace and is committed to building a safer and more just world. WFM-IGP includes a comprehensive set of programs that work in partnership with the United Nations and governments to protect civilians from the threat of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; facilitate transparency in governance; increase access to justice; and promote the application of the rule of law.

Attendees at the annual Congress include William Pace, Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy. He has served as the Convenor of the Coalition for an International Criminal Court since its founding in 1995 and is a co-founder and steering committee member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. He has been engaged in international justice, rule of law, environmental law, and human rights for the past 30 years; Bente Nielsen, former vice-president of the Danish United Nations Association. She has served multiple times as part of the Danish Delegation to the United Nations to both the Commission on Human Rights and the General Assembly. She is currently Director General for the Centre for Corporate Management, an institution in the Ministry of Environment; Warren Allmand, WFM Canada President; Andreas Bummel, Chairman and CEO, Committee for a Democratic UN; and Bill Blaikie, Director of UWinnipeg’s Knowles-Woodsworth Centre for Theology and Public Policy.

The Congress runs from July 9 to July 13,2012 at UWinnipeg. Access the agenda.

One-on-one media interviews with attendees is possible. Please contact Devon to arrange.

Devon Allison Giordano, Senior Membership and Communications Officer C:516.330.7144

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