UNPA activist visits Canada / Researcher calls for government to support proposal

Secretariat, 22. September 2007

While passing through Vancouver recently, Gordon Glass, representing 2020*Vision Ltd. on the UNPA-Campaign Steering Committee, met with local Campaign activists, including all Board members of the World Federalist Movement Canada - Vancouver Branch. They agreed that most people approached about the UNPA Campaign seem to understand it immediately, almost as if it were in the air. "We now have supporters in over 100 countries" said Gordon Glass, "and we are quickly encircling the world. The UNPA will be a symbol of our common humanity, will act as a citizens' watchdog at the UN and will no doubt usher in an era of UN reform to enable that institution to meet the serious challenges of the twenty-first century.” In a press release issued by WFM-Canada at the occasion of the International Day of Peace, Dr. Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC added that “the Canadian Government should make realization of a UNPA a key element in our contribution to promoting world-wide peace and democracy.”