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  • The Commonwealth at the U.N.
    Text  Tweedsmuir, Lady, 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 difficulties. Comments on Mr. Khrushchev's ...
    Text  Tweedsmuir, Lady, 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 ...
  • The United Nations Today and Tomorrow
    Text  Heeney, Arnold D.P., 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 Nations Association. The future of ...
    Text  Heeney, Arnold D.P., 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 ...
  • The United States and the United Nations
    Text  Korn, Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 27 Oct 1988, 93-101     A new spirit of co-operation on the world scene. The more vigorous role as peace-keeper assumed by the United Nations. The progress made at the UN in four critical areas. The speaker's thoughts about the UN's role today, the U.S.'s view of the UN and UN budget and reform efforts. ...
    Text  Korn, Lester B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 27 Oct 1988, 93-101   A new spirit of co-operation on the world scene. The more vigorous role as peace-keeper assumed by the United Nations. The progress made at the UN in four critical areas. ...
  • Who's the World's Sheriff - the UN or the U.S.?
    Text  MacKenzie, Major General (Ret'd) Lewis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 14 Apr 2004, 307-318     Some personal reminiscences. The timeliness and importance of the topic. The UN's original role. The Security Council trapped in a 1945 time warp. The veto. The council's work during the Cold War. The evaporation of the relative stability. Issues and problems for the Security Council. Some disasters. National self-interest. The ...
    Text  MacKenzie, Major General (Ret'd) Lewis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 14 Apr 2004, 307-318   Some personal reminiscences. The timeliness and importance of the topic. The UN's original role. The Security Council trapped in a 1945 time warp. The veto. The council's work during the ...
  • The United Nations at a Crossroads
    Text  Rock, His Excellency Mr. Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 19 May 2005, 413-426     Some personal reminiscences. Speaking today as Canada's ambassador to the United Nations. Anecdotes about the speaker's experience at the UN. The UN's shortcomings and how it happened - an explication. Why all of us can and must help the United Nations win the fight to save itself. Ways in which ...
    Text  Rock, His Excellency Mr. Allan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 19 May 2005, 413-426   Some personal reminiscences. Speaking today as Canada's ambassador to the United Nations. Anecdotes about the speaker's experience at the UN. The UN's shortcomings and how it happened - an explication. ...
  • Law and Survival
    Text  Douglas, Justice W.O., 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. ...
    Text  Douglas, Justice W.O., 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 ...
  • Is Diplomacy Really Necessary?
    Text  Lynch, Charles B., 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 ...
    Text  Lynch, Charles B., 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 ...
  • Difficulties of the United Nations in Maintaining Peace
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 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 toward war. A threat ...
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 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 ...
  • Six Significant Weeks in World History
    Text  Diefenbaker, John C., 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 ...
    Text  Diefenbaker, John C., 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 ...
  • U.N.R.R.A. Reports on Europe
    Text  Mooney, George S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 6 Dec 1945, 135-151     A look at the situation across Europe from the Baltic on the north to the Black Sea on the south, and Poland in the east and northwest Europe. Included in the descriptions are some of the programs being carried out by the UNRRA. First, the situation in France in terms ...
    Text  Mooney, George S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 6 Dec 1945, 135-151   A look at the situation across Europe from the Baltic on the north to the Black Sea on the south, and Poland in the east and northwest Europe. Included in ...
  • An Address by Dag Hammarskjold
    Text  Hammarskjold, Dag, 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 basic principles ...
    Text  Hammarskjold, Dag, 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 ...
  • Gains and Losses in the Cold War
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 20 Oct 1960, 33-44     The speaker begins by stating four main points of the "current orthodoxy of North American and Western position in the world." Briefly, they are: Western prestige has never been higher and Soviet prestige and influence never lower; one proof of this is that in the fifteen years of its existence ...
    Text  Fraser, Blair, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 20 Oct 1960, 33-44   The speaker begins by stating four main points of the "current orthodoxy of North American and Western position in the world." Briefly, they are: Western prestige has never been higher ...
  • The New Face of the United Nations
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 6 Oct 1960, 9-23     The importance and inevitability of the United Nations as established by events of the last year, particularly in the Congo and now in the current Fifteenth Assembly of the United Nations, to maintain order in the world, and as represented in the collective conscience of mankind. An examination of the ...
    Text  Martin, The Honourable Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 6 Oct 1960, 9-23   The importance and inevitability of the United Nations as established by events of the last year, particularly in the Congo and now in the current Fifteenth Assembly of the United ...
  • Why So Much Gloom?
    Text  Woodside, Wilson, 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 ...
    Text  Woodside, Wilson, 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 ...
  • The Role of Canada in the Challenge of the East to the West
    Text  Catlin, Professor G.E.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 9 Oct 1947, 43-55     The theme of world organization for peace, and within that framework, a fusion of the United States and the British Commonwealth. A fusion of the West within the framework of world government. Words from Wendell Willkie and Walter Lippmann on this subject. A proposal from Ernest Bevin, British Foreign Secretary, ...
    Text  Catlin, Professor G.E.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 9 Oct 1947, 43-55   The theme of world organization for peace, and within that framework, a fusion of the United States and the British Commonwealth. A fusion of the West within the framework of ...
  • Canada's Special Role at the United Nations
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. David S.H., 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 ...
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. David S.H., 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 ...
  • An International Response to the Human Environment
    Text  Strong, Maurice F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 23 Mar 1972, 327-343     Preparation, events and issues leading up to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5-16, 1972. Principal issue: global environmental problems. Principal goal to deal with the prospects for enhancing the quality of the human environment. Action Plan for the Human ...
    Text  Strong, Maurice F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 23 Mar 1972, 327-343   Preparation, events and issues leading up to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5-16, 1972. Principal issue: global environmental problems. ...
  • The United Nations as a Force for Peace and Prosperity
    Text  Jebb, Sir Gladwyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Aug 1951, 1-13     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What the United Nations really is. Two extreme personifications of the United Nations; neither of them the true one. The practicable basis of the present United Nations: essentially, that no Member can in the last ...
    Text  Jebb, Sir Gladwyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 13 Aug 1951, 1-13   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. What the United Nations really is. Two extreme personifications of the United Nations; neither of ...
  • Historic, Economic and Social Development in New Zealand
    Text  Thorn, The Hon. James, 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 the first ...
    Text  Thorn, The Hon. James, 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 ...
  • An Address By His Excellency, Viscount Alexander of Tunis
    Text  Alexander of Tunis, His Excellency, Viscount, 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 ...
    Text  Alexander of Tunis, His Excellency, Viscount, 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 ...
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