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Why So Much Gloom? 
Text  Woodside, Wilson, Why So Much Gloom?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 8 Mar 1962, 208-212  Why so much gloom over the United Nations? Various problems or crises recently faced by the UN. The speaker's belief that the UN came out of all of these crises stronger than it went in. The UN going through a "change of life." The UN's influence over peace in the world today. Gloom that is...
Canada's Actions Against Landmines 
Text  Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd, Canada's Actions Against Landmines, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 28 Jun 1999, 49-59  The problem of anti-personnel (AP) mines in Kosovo. The dimensions of the threat. The task of Canadian mine-clearning experts in Kosovo. The problems of AP mines in other countries. The UN Mission. Progress made since the conclusion of the Ottawa Convention. The new kind of partnershipamong...
Is Diplomacy Really Necessary? 
Text  Lynch, Charles B., Is Diplomacy Really Necessary?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 24 Oct 1957, 47-59  Speaking both objectively and critically about the United Nations on United Nations Day. Yesterday as the first anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Budapest. What the Russians did, and what the U.N. did not do, with regard to Hungary a year ago. Russia's influence at the U.N. The end of the...
Law and Survival 
Text  Douglas, Justice W.O., Law and Survival, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 10 Mar 1966, 254-264  Concern over the dangers of nuclear war. The problem of the prevention of war, or if war starts, the prevention of escalation. How and why the risk of nuclear war increases with the passing of the years. Consequences of the Cold War in terms of dealing with basic world problems. The need for an...
Difficulties of the United Nations in Maintaining Peace 
Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, Difficulties of the United Nations in Maintaining Peace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 515), 2 Apr 1964, 320-327  United Nations peace-keeping operations in Cyprus. Reference to Mr. Adlai Stevenson's remarks on the era of "limited peace"; his penetrating questions about what can and must be done to ensure that the nations pursue the path of peaceful settlement of disputes. The all-important attitude of states...
Canada's Special Role at the United Nations 
Text  MacDonald, The Hon. David S.H., Canada's Special Role at the United Nations, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 23 Jan 1986, 211-222  Seeing the history of the whole human community being forged in the context of the United Nations. The 40th anniversary of the United Nations. Profound repercussions in our lifetime, and the lifetime of those who come after, of activities of the United Nations. Why this is so, and how Canada is...
An Address By His Excellency, Viscount Alexander of Tunis 
Text  Alexander of Tunis, His Excellency, Viscount, An Address By His Excellency, Viscount Alexander of Tunis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 3 Oct 1946, 8-14  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's travels across Canada over the last six months. The basic industries he has visited. Being impressed by the mechanical efficiency by which Canada deals with the rich resources of the country and by the...
Historic, Economic and Social Development in New Zealand 
Text  Thorn, The Hon. James, Historic, Economic and Social Development in New Zealand, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 6 Nov 1947, 93-102  An event in New Zealand's history which associates with the people of Canada. Edward Gibbon Wakefield's role as a staff member for the Earl of Durham while in Canada after the 1837 rebellion. Wakefield's subsequent role in the New Zealand Land Company, which organized and dispatched from England...
Sharing the Responsibilities of Empire 
Text  Gower-Rees, The Venerable Archdeacon A.P., Sharing the Responsibilities of Empire, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 Jan 1944, 225-237  The complexities of the Empire. The urgent need for a careful consideration of Imperial problems, should the need for taking final decisions arise. The strengths and weaknesses of the Empire's Colonial system, as stated by Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts of South Africa, along with his...
The United Nations To-day 
Text  Romulo, H.E. General Carlos P., The United Nations To-day, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 23 Oct 1952, 55-62  A joint meeting with United Nations Association in Canada (Toronto Branch). How the Philippines, together with the rest of the Far East, has become our next-door neighbour. Manila, capital city of the Philippines, less than two days' flying time from Toronto. The earth becoming smaller; our...
Let's Return to Diplomacy 
Text  Philip, Percy James, Let's Return to Diplomacy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 29 Nov 1951, 110-120  "Trouble always begins with rudeness and insults." The discarding of the art of diplomacy and the necessity to return to it if we want to prevent the hysterical way we are quarreling publicly about peace to turn into a shooting war. The speaker's belief that the United Nations Organisation does...
World Health 
Text  Chisholm, Major-General Brock, World Health, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 5 Apr 1951, 334-345  The vast problem of world health, with its many facets. The limits of statistics on world health. The changing concept of health. The long history of international health. The World Health Organization as the latest step in this long history and progress. Details of the WHO. Other Specialized...
Canada--A World Partner 
Text  Martin, the Honourable Paul, Canada--A World Partner, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 24 Feb 1955, 205-212  The beginning, tomorrow, in London, of a meeting of five men representing five nations on a matter vitally affecting the peace of the world, the question of disarmament. The urgency of the need for solving the problems that harass the world. The choice before us of destruction or the dawning of a...
The Commonwealth at the U.N. 
Text  Tweedsmuir, Lady, The Commonwealth at the U.N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 17 Nov 1960, 94-103  Some of the speaker's impressions of an Assembly described by the Prime Minister as "this extraordinary and dramatic assembly." Some milestones for this Assembly of the United Nations. A review of the voting strength of the Commonwealth. A discussion of the United Nations achievements, and...
The Uncertain Future 
Text  Philip, Percy James, The Uncertain Future, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 17 Jan 1946, 185-196  What we take for granted. Not forgetting Hitler and what he nearly blew away. The danger of minimizing others like him. Hitler's prophecy that if he did not win he would plunge the world into chaos and misery. Hitler's heritage of troubles and dangers far more difficult to deal with than the...
An Address by Dag Hammarskjold 
Text  Hammarskjold, Dag, An Address by Dag Hammarskjold, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 25 Feb 1954, 220-229  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada with The United Nations Association of Canada (Toronto Branch). Hearing from Canada the voice of reason and enlightenment, rejecting the extremes of partisanship, seeking patiently the common ground for men of good will, yet always standing firm upon...
The United Nations Today and Tomorrow 
Text  Heeney, Arnold D.P., The United Nations Today and Tomorrow, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 25 Oct 1951, 65-73  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The United nations Association in Canada (Toronto Branch) United Nations Day yesterday--the sixth anniversary of the coming into force of that great agreement between nations--The United Nations Charter. The conjunction of Empire Club and United...
Palestine As A U.N. Responsibility 
Text  Stewart, Dr. Herbert Leslie, Palestine As A U.N. Responsibility, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 15 Apr 1948, 354-363  The importance of the settlement of the Palestinian problem for us all. A discussion of the relation of Palestine to the project called The United Nations. What must happen to the UNO if it fails to solve this difficulty. The purpose of the UNO. The issue of the failures of the UNO and perhaps the...
Six Significant Weeks in World History 
Text  Diefenbaker, John C., Six Significant Weeks in World History, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 28 Mar 1946, 313-322  A review of many of the events of the past six weeks: a pronounced growth in the development of international law, as evidenced by the trials at Neurnburg; the UNO Conference at London performed its mechanical duties, the General Assembly elected the members of the Security Council and of the...
Union Or Harmony 
Text  Philip, Percy James, Union Or Harmony, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 9 Oct 1952, 33-41  How union and harmony in human experience are certainly not the same thing. An analogy with love and marriage. The speaker's belief that harmony, which is of the spirit, is greater than union. What the speaker has to say on this thesis to follow logically from his last three addresses: "The World...
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