A Science for Peace Roundtable Discussion – prompted by the Iraq bombing and a concern for what Canada’s role should be now that we are members of the UN Security Council – was held on Thursday, January 7, in the Croft Chapter House, University College, University of Toronto.
The discussion was introduced by Anatol Rapoport, Honourary President of Science for Peace, and was wide-ranging, with the focus being the challenge to the United Nations represented by the bombing of Iraq by the U.S.A. and the U.K., two of the five permanent members of the Security Council, in open contempt for the fundamental principles of the United Nations.
This is to be the first of several Roundtable Discussions on the main themes of W0C99. The acronym for the June 1999 SfP Conference on the Evolution of World Order.
The discussion will be continued on Thursday, January 21, from 3 to 5 pm, in the same location. Several of the dozen or so participants in the Roundtable will take part in the Consultations arranged in Toronto for January 15, one of four across the country scheduled by Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, with the mandate to discuss both Canada’s role in the United Nations Security Council and the role of NGO’s in Canadian foreign policy
For more information see webpage www.pgs.ca/woc/ or phone Eric Fawcett 416-485-0990.