January 22, 2009 by cgsstlouischapter
THE WORLD FEDERALIST MOVEMENT – INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL POLICY
Our local organization, Citizens for Global Solutions of Greater St. Louis (which includes all of the state of Missouri and southern Illinois from Springfield south) is a chapter of the national organization, Citizens for Global Solutions, whose website is <http://www.globalsolutions.org>. Individuals join the national organization ($25 a year), and those who live in the appropriate ZIP-code areas automatically are also members of our chapter.
But there is also an international organization for world federalists, the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) whose website is <http://www.wfm-igp.org> and whose headquarters is near the UN in New York City. A second office is near the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. WFM-IGP is a coalition of national world federalist organizations, including Citizens for Global Solutions in this country. That means that each of our CGS members is indirectly also supportive of WFM-IGP.
At the same time, individuals are free to directly support WFM-IGP if they would like to do that. Financial contributions can be sent to WFM-IGP, 708 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, New York NY 10017. Contributors will receive the newsletter WORLD FEDERALIST NEWS once or twice a year.
WFM-IGP is also the coordinator of various international projects such as the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) <http://www.iccnow.org> and the Responsibility to Protect: Engaging Civil Society (R2P-CS) whose website is <http://www.responsibilitytoprotect.org>. Consequently, financial contributions to those particular projects can also be sent to the WFM-IGP office in New York. All such contributions are tax-deductible because WFM-IGP is not politically active in the United States. (Citizens for Global Solutions is politically active in the U.S., but tax-deductible contributions can be made to the non-political CGS Education Fund, 418 Seventh St. SE, Washington DC 20003.)