Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Madison, NJ (March 1, 2005)—Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Allan Rock, will speak on “Universal Human Rights: Canada's Perspective and International Community Advocacy” at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham on Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

Before Ambassador Rock was appointed to his current post in 2004, he served as Canada's Minister of Industry. During his tenure, a new national innovation strategy geared at moving Canada into the top five nations in the world by 2010 for marketing unique products and services and research and development for the global economy was implemented. From 1997 to 2002, he served as Minister of Health and created the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He was Minister of Justice and Attorney General from 1993 to 1997.

Ambassador Rock began his service in Parliament in 1993 after a successful legal career. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of laws degrees.

This lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s U.N. Lecture Series presented by the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m in the Mansion, Lenfell Hall, at Fairleigh Dickinson’s College at Florham in Madison, NJ.

For further information, call 201-692-7362.

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