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  • Multilateralism as the Response to Contemporary Challenges
    Vike-Freiberga, H.D. Dr. Vaira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Sep 2006, 1-12     Some personal history, as well as some history of Latvia. The League of Nations and Latvia. Latvia and the second World War. Soviet occupation. Canada as the first of the G-7 countries to resume diplomatic relations with Latvia 15 years ago. The transformation of Latvia. Latvia as a member of ...
    Vike-Freiberga, H.D. Dr. Vaira, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 21 Sep 2006, 1-12   Some personal history, as well as some history of Latvia. The League ...
  • The United Nations at a Crossroads
    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 ...
    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. ...
  • Who's the World's Sheriff - the UN or the U.S.?
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Canada's Actions Against Landmines
    Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd, 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 governments reflected in the ...
    Axworthy, The Hon. Lloyd, 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 ...
  • Thoughts on NATO
    Eide, General Vigleik, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 5 Oct 1995, 143-154     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Atlantic Council of Canada. NATO's post-Cold-War crisis management: crucial to the peace of the future. The speaker's personal view; no comments on recent developments since he left NATO almost three years ago. Changes in the security environment of Europe ...
    Eide, General Vigleik, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 5 Oct 1995, 143-154   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Atlantic ...
  • Planning for the Next Millennium
    Muller, Dr. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 1 Jun 1995, 48-56     Remembering the millennium almost 100 years ago. Differences now in terms of international institutions. Examples of the 32 specialised agencies which deal with many subjects, including the United Nations. What is being done for the next millennium. The human species, now for the first time, knowing its place in the ...
    Muller, Dr. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 1 Jun 1995, 48-56   Remembering the millennium almost 100 years ago. Differences now in terms of ...
  • The United States and the United Nations
    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. ...
    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 ...
  • Canada's Special Role at the United Nations
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The United Nations: A Canadian Perspective
    MacEachen, The Honourable Allan J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 22 Mar 1984, 311-321     Canada's stake and interest in multilateralism. Three specific examples of how Canada benefits from its participation in the United Nations: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, signed by Canada in December, 1982; the International Atomic Energy Agency; Food aid channelled through the World Food Program. A ...
    MacEachen, The Honourable Allan J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 22 Mar 1984, 311-321   Canada's stake and interest in multilateralism. Three specific examples of how Canada ...
  • An International Response to the Human Environment
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Law and Survival
    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. ...
    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 ...
  • Difficulties of the United Nations in Maintaining Peace
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Why So Much Gloom?
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The Commonwealth at the U.N.
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Gains and Losses in the Cold War
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The New Face of the United Nations
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Canada's International Commitments
    Pearkes, The Honourable G.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Feb 1958, 219-230     Reference to the speaker's last address 12 years ago when Canada was just emerging from the Second World War and had just signed the United Nations Charter. The hope at that time that we were about to enter a period of peace and economic reconstruction and development. Events during the ...
    Pearkes, The Honourable G.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1958), 27 Feb 1958, 219-230   Reference to the speaker's last address 12 years ago when Canada was ...
  • Is Diplomacy Really Necessary?
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Canada—A World Partner
    Martin, the Honourable Paul, 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 ...
    Martin, the Honourable Paul, 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 ...
  • An Address by Dag Hammarskjold
    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 ...
    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 ...
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