‘The population moved south as the communist forces pushed their way down the peninsula, gathering belongings and fleeing before the victorious North Korean Army.’
from: The Korean War - history and tactics; David Rees; 1984; Orbis Publishing.
from: Canada Yearbook 1953; Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa …
‘Canada regards the United Nations as neither a military alliance against Communism nor an embryonic form of world government. Essentially, the United Nations Charter is a multilateral treaty which has been ratified by the great majority of sovereign states. It is a treaty with enormous scope and one that has led to the establishment of an agency for the conciliation of political disputes and for the organization of collective action against aggression if conciliation fails.
‘It provides, together with the Specialized Agencies, numerous opportunities for international cooperation in a wide fields of economic, social, cultural and humanitarian endeavour. It is a potentially useful agency for supervising the evolution to self-government of many peoples now living in dependent status.
‘The United Nations also provide points of diplomatic contact not elsewhere available and it would not be wise to under-estimate the possible fruits of such contacts. Effective functioning of the United Nations, particularly in the field of security, assumes unanimity of the Great Powers. Not only does this unanimity not exist, but there is acute division between them.
‘The United Nations did not create this division; the division would exist, and almost certainly in a more dangerous form, if there were no world organization. Because the United Nations is a mirror of the world, it cannot be said to have failed because it reflects an unhappy picture. This division has seriously retarded progress in the United Nations, particularly in the political field, but it has not prevented that organization from achieving a real measure of success in economic, social and humanitarian fields.’
On specialized agencies … ’ … Canadian contributions to the Expanded Programme for Technical Assistance, to the relief of Palestine refugees, to relief and reconstruction in Korea, and to the International Children’s emergency Fund. These have been based on the principle that, in the long run, the maintenance of peace is inseparably bound up with the achievement of economic and social progress.’
CBC and Radio Canada International Shortwave Service - History
Excerpts from: Canada Handbook 1953; Ministry of Trade and Commerce; Canada.
“The first of two CBC television stations began regular program service early in September 1952 - CBLT in Toronto, Channel 9, and CBFT, Montreal, Channel 2. Both stations are fully equipped centres for the production of Canadian television programs, and began operations with a varied schedule of plays (ranging up to 90 minute productions), variety shows, films, discussion programs, televised music programs and sports.
“CBFT, Montreal, transmits programs in both English and French - CBLT, Toronto in English only.
CBC International Service
“In addition to broadcasting Canadian programs some 14 to 15 hours daily, an increasing number of programs are relayed over national networks in foreign countries. Programs are also relayed daily to Canadian forces in Korea and Europe.
“An important function of ‘Radio Canada’ has been the coverage of United Nations activities by means of reports and interviews by the CBC correspondent and the foreign-language correspondents at UN headquarters at New York. The CBC International Service also places it transmitters at the disposal of the United Nations Radio Division for the broadcasting of its official reports and commentaries to Europe and to the south Pacific.”
“No,” Allen Answered. “I’ve decided I don’t want to do the dance.”
“But the class voted to help with the school program by doing the Virginia Reel,” said Miss Thompson. “And it will be much more fun if everybody takes part. You think about it tonight, Allen. Maybe you’ll feel different tomorrow.”
“No, I won’t,” said Allen. “I know I won’t!”
“Well, for goodness’ sake! That’s a fine thing,” cried Jane. “If you aren’t in it, I won’t have a partner. This is certainly no time to act like that! You’ll spoil the whole program. And I think you’re just mean, Allen Fuller. You’re as mean as mean can be!”
What do you think of the way Stephen Harper is acting?
What reasons has Jane for feeling as she does about Stephen taking Canada out of Kyoto?
from: You and Others; Schacter and Bauer; late 1950s; WJ Gage and Co, Toronto.
The Trusteeship Council is located in the Conference Building at the United Nations Headquarters. Denmark contributed toward the furnishing of the chamber which was designed by Mr Finn Juhl of Denmark.
Canada was once a generous donor and an international leader for peace. #cdnhistory #cdnpoli #UN #Canada
Today we can’t even make up reasonable foreign policy for our own country … and everyone knows it. Ethical midgets.
“The seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly, opened on Oct 14 1952 was the first to be held in the new headquarters building at New York. Canada’s Secretary of State for External Affairs, the Hon Lester B Pearson (centre) is the Assembly President. On his right is UN Secretary-General Trygve Lie and on his left is Andrew Cordier, Executive Assitant to the Secretary-General.”