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UN head praises Canadians as diplomats

Canada has enjoyed a reputation for diplomacy ever since Lester B. Pearson came up with a novel solution – peacekeepers – for the Suez Crisis in 1956. We've also been recognized for our involvement in human rights issues, nuclear disarmament, and the International Criminal Court. But have our efforts made for a more peaceful world, or is the image of the "good diplomat" a convenient holdover from the days when Canada actually made a difference?

Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations, addresses the Empire Club of Canada.

Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: Feb. 25, 1954
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Duration: 2:41

Last updated: July 18, 2013

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