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Canadian People Taken Hostage: Robert Fowler

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Published May 31st 2010
ISBN : 9781156304341
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44 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Robert R. Fowler (born August 18, 1944) is a Canadian diplomatMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Robert R. Fowler (born August 18, 1944) is a Canadian diplomat and the special envoy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Niger since mid-2008, to find solution to the conflict in Agadez region. On December 14, 2008 he was reported missing and was last seen about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of the capital Niamey. Fowler, along with several Westerners, was eventually freed on April 21, 2009. Born in Ottawa, Fowler initially attended McGill University where he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society, then earned a B.A. from Queens University in 1968. In 1969, he began his diplomatic career as a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of External Affairs. Throughout the 1970s he held various postings in Ottawa, Paris, and at UN Headquarters in New York. During his thirty-eight year career in public service, Fowler was the Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Ministers Trudeau, Turner and Mulroney- Deputy Minister of National Defence- Canadas longest serving Ambassador to the United Nations. While at the UN, he represented Canada on the Security Council in 1999 and 2000 and issued two ground-breaking reports on sanctions-busting in Angola, which cut off UNITAs access to the arms bazaar and led to the end of the civil war which had ravished Angola for 25 years. He was also Ambassador to Italy and the three Rome-based UN food agencies- Sherpa for the Kananaskis G8 Summit (for which he chaired the creation of the Africa Action Plan)- and the personal representative for Africa of Prime Ministers Chrtien, Martin and Harper. Robert Fowler retired from the federal public service in the fall of 2006, and is now a Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawas Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Ambassador Fowler is also a member of th... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=20714810