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Furio de Angelis: UNHCR’s man in Ottawa

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Furio de Angelis: UNHCR’s man in Ottawa

Furio de Angelis is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ representative in Ottawa. His job here is to raise awareness of his organisation’s mandate and role in the world, and inform Canadians about the plight of refugees worldwide. There were 51 million displaced people in 2013, a record number since the end of the […]

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Christian Paradis: ‘It’s about getting results’

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Christian Paradis: ‘It’s about getting results’

Christian Paradis has been Canada’s development minister since July 2013. He is also the minister responsible for the Francophonie. He was first elected to the House of Commons as an MP from Mégantic-L’Erable in Quebec. He has served as secretary of state for agriculture (2007), minister of public works (2008), minister of natural resources (2010), […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2014

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2014

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New Arrivals – Fall 2014

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2014

Raoul Delcorde Ambassador of Belgium Mr. Delcorde has a PhD in political science. He began his career as an assistant professor before entering the diplomatic service in 1984. Two years later, he was deputy head of mission in Islamabad and, following that, he was first secretary at the UN in New York. He served two […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2014

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2014

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New Arrivals – Summer 2014

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2014

Sham L. Bathija Ambassador of Afghanistan Mr. Bathija comes to this post after a varied career as a development economist and a diplomat. From June 2010 until he came to Canada, he was a minister and senior economic adviser to President Hamid Karzai. Prior to that, he worked as a representative of the secretary general […]

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Raising a racket for charity

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Raising a racket for charity

When Ottawa Diplomatic Association members and their friends get together for an event, it very often has a side benefit for the community in which they are posted. The ODA tennis tournament, for example, which took place at the end of May, was expected to end up with a surplus of about $1,000. Each time […]

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The Vatican’s man in Ottawa

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Vatican’s man in Ottawa

Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi hails from Bergamo, Italy, not far from where the world-renowned sparkling water, San Pellegrino, also hails, he proudly reports.  But today, he is the diplomatic representative, known as the Papal Nuncio, for the Holy See. He has held the same position in Haiti, Cuba, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He’s also had […]

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2014

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2014

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New Arrivals – Spring 2014

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2014

Pedro Fernando Bretas Bastos Ambassador of Brazil Mr. Brêtas completed a law and social sciences degree at the Federal University of Brazil and practised law, working for Exxon Mobil Corporation and COSIGUA, before going into diplomacy. After completing his diplomatic studies, he became a desk officer for Canada, something that perhaps foreshadowed his current appointment. […]

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