Global Calling-for-help Center
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?
Giving Africa Voice within Global Governance: Oral History, Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
Hearing on Neo-liberal Politics and European Transnational Corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Five WGI Indicators
Map of the WGI
The World March of Women Third International Action
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
For Climate Justice and a World Fit to Be Lived in
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
Building Consensus on Food Safety Programs among Consumer and Public Health Organizations
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Could the COP 21 be our next Westphalian Moment?
The State’s Legitimacy in Fragile Situations
A War Hiding Another War
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
2015 : A turning point to face the climate challenge, exorcise fear and counter the logic of war.
New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks
Migrants spearhead an unprecedented political-cultural battle: to open new routes to the world
The FnWG was born a little more than seven years ago, led by Gustavo Marin, hailing from the FPH, and Arnaud Blin, a longtime partner. In April 2013, Jean Rossiaud joined the two coordinators. On May 1, 2015 Gustavo Marin left the FnWG for a well-deserved retirement. Currently, Jean Rossiaud (Geneva) and Arnaud Blin (New York) are managing it jointly.
A new phase of development will begin in July 2015. The forum is going to adopt a new name: World Democratic Forum (WDF), in order to strengthen the process of institutionalization of a global community, in the framework of a global governance that should be responsible, sustainable, and solidarity-based, thus democratic above all (from local to global, according to the subsidiarity principle).
The WDF will be organized as follows: In a first period, its headquarters will be located in Geneva with a secondary office in New York, in order to rely on transnational civil society (highly concentrated in Geneva), and to promote multilateralism. In the medium term, new offices in all continents will join this Geneva-New York pivotal axis, supporting the existing regional processes and building a decentralized network that will also be based on the social networks, a program of conferences, and Internet forums.
This transition from FnWG to WDF results also in a strategic bifurcation:
• A “think-tank” component that will highlight the FnWG publications in a new web site.
• A “do-tank” component that will stimulate its human network (over 40,000 contacts), by building concentric circles in order to articulate large networks towards an emerging movement, focusing especially in the contacts around the "Towards a world Citizens Movement" initiative, co-organized by the FnWG in the WSF in Tunis in March.
• An effort to enhance its original role as a forum devoted to world governance issues and to connect the two components, "think tank" and "do-tank".
Many Thanks to the FnWG & all the best to the WDF!