WILPF InternationalPublished on August, 35 2012
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest women's peace organization in the world. It is an international non-governmental organization with Sections in 42 countries. The international WILPF directory provides contact information for each national section.
WILPF's International Secretariat is located at 1, rue de Varembé in Geneva, Switzerland, and maintains an office at 777 United Nations Plaza in New York City.
WILPF has had consultative status (category B) with the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council since 1948. WILPF also has Special Consultative Relations with the Food and Agricultural Organisation in Rome, the International Labor Organisation in Geneva, and the United Nations Children's Fund in New York. WILPF is represented at UN headquarters in Geneva, New York and Paris.
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WILPF created Reaching Critical Will in 1999 in order to promote and facilitate engagement of non-governmental actors in UN processes related to disarmament. The project was designed to increase the quality and quantity of civil society preparation and participation in UN disarmament processes and of NGO interaction with governments and the United Nations; to provide timely and accurate reporting on all relevant conferences and initiatives so that those unable to attend can stay informed, and to maintain a comprehensive online archive of all statements, resolutions, and other primary documents on disarmament.
Reaching Critical Will currently has staff and interns in New York and Geneva, located near the United Nations in both cities. They undertake the organizing, facilitating, monitoring, reporting, coordinating, editing, and archiving necessary to maintain the project. They are also active representing WILPF in several networks related to disarmament, such as the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Abolition 2000 and the International Network on Explosive Weapons.
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