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September October 2015 - Volume 2015, No.7


Attorney Steve Stanton Guidelines about unification: Important matters that ideally should be considered in respect of any future dialogue should it occur again.

I have been asked to submit an article concerning considerations with respect to unification should it arise in the future between the WLCU and any proposed organization that would seek to enter into dialogue and ultimately concluded negotiation as to unification.  These matters that are set out in my opinion are what I consider to be basic tenets as a lawyer and considering my mandate as the General Counsel, such as it is and exists; these are matters that ideally should be considered in respect of any future dialogue should it occur again.  I am grateful for the opportunity to make this contribution and say, not immodestly, for the benefit of the members concerned throughout the Diaspora.

I am also mindful that in giving my opinion concerning the legality and ramifications of any future Unity dialogue this opinion to be disseminated to members.

As you may know there were negotiations initiated by the actual WLCU administration undertaken with respect to an amalgamation with another body which received both concern and quite vigorous debate .

The concept of a Unity Meeting is to say the least an amorphous if not nebulous prospect.  Unity with whom, and for what?

What were to be the integers of amalgamation, and more importantly the machinery whereby such amalgamation would occur?

In terms of corporate governance, the WLCU is, like any other corporate organization, or for that matter body politic, a band of people grouped together but under a corporate charter, which of itself requires that the members conform to their undertaking to abide by that charter, and in our case the Constitution as promulgated and as it applies globally.

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Story of the Month

    Charles Habib Malik was a Lebanese philosopher and diplomat.

    Malik represented Lebanon at the San Francisco conference at which the United Nations was founded. He served as a rapporteur for the Commission on Human Rights in 1947 and 1948, when he became President of the Economic and Social Council ( ECOSOC).

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Quote of the Month

    Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
    Robert Kennedy

Little Gazette!

    LERC and the Uruguayan Embassy Celebrate 70 Years of Lebanese-Uruguayan Relations

    Under the auspices of Her Excellency Dr. Marta Ines Pizzanelli Ambassador of Uruguay to Lebanon, the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLPS) and the Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) held an event celebrating 70 years of Lebanese Uruguayan diplomatic relations on October 21, 2015.

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Here, There and Yonder

  • ...Exactly what activities the WLCU-British Columbia conduct on a daily basis? " When you come to work, what do you do" ?Techsoup canada wanted to know.
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  • WLCU-British Columbia council Qualified by TechSoup Canada`s donations program
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  • WP Alejandro Kuri Pheres appointed attorney Stephen Stanton the new Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee.
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  • Letter from WP Mr. Alejandro Kuri Pheres to WLCU officers and members- 28 September 2015
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  • National Lebanon Rugby League team in South Africa, By Ken Hanna
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Interviews & Profiles

  • Finding my Lebanon film:Tell your story, support the film, spread the word.
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  • Finding My Lebanon Short Film, By Mark Abouzeid
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Culture & Multiculturalism

  • Beirut, a haven of hope and diversity, By EMILY MATHIESON.
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  • Dr Guita Hourani's book : 'The Kurds of Lebanon: Socioeconomic Mobility and Political Participation via Naturalization", was translated to Persian language.
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  • Community for the Salvation of the Qadisha. Valley (COSAQ).
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  • HELP PRESERVE WADI QADISHA /Lebanon’s Heritage
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Economy in Lebanon

  • Water in Lebanon: Matching Myth with Reality from the World Bank report.
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  • the world fact book: the Lebanese economy
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Lebanese Emigration

  • Antoine Menassa attended the International Conference: Information and Culture of Humanitarian Dialogue:
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  • The WLCU- British Columbia Council is celebrating its 20th anniversary (1995-2015)
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Roots and Wings

  • Lebanese Canadian Marwan Tabbara, a new member of the Canadian parliament
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  • Lebanese Canadian FAYCAL EL-KHOURY, a new member of Canadian parliament
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  • Lebanese Canadian EVA NASSIF, a new member of the Canadian parliament
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Various Publications

WLCU Archives

  • The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Development of Democracy (Part 2), By Barry F. Lowenkron
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  • The Role of NGOs in the Development of Democracy, By Barry F. Lowenkron, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor .
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  • Six Functions of Non-Governmental Organizations in a Democratic Society, By Mark Winfield
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United Nations(UN) News

  • Remarks at formal debate of the General Assembly on peace operations. The speech of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly, 12 October 2015
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  • UNESCO 70 years service to human dignity.
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  • Ban Ki-moon marks UN at 70...Secretary-General's message on UN Day
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