ICAO 50th anniversary
the 50th anniversary of ICAO was celebrated. Many countries issued stamps. ICAO
itself published a special video on the organization's history and even a
The ICAO Assembly declared 7 December 1994 as International
Civil Aviation Day to mark the 50th anniversary.
session of the Canadian House of Commons Douglas Young, Minister of Transport,
paid special attention to the only UN specialized agency that has its
headquarters in Canada. In
particular he recognized three Canadians who took part in the Chicago
conference fifty years earlier and who were at that moment still alive: "Former
Ambassador Escott Reid helped draft the conference documents. He now lives near
Jean Fournier, the youngest of the Canadian delegates to the Chicago
Conference, now lives in Montreal. Mr.
Stanislav Krejcik was a member of the Czechoslovakian delegation. He is now a
Canadian citizen living in the province of Alberta."
of special 50th anniversary honorary medals were awarded. Each member state
could give one medal. Recipients included: Air China (China), RTCA (United
States), Institute of Air
and Space Law (Canada), SATA
Air Açores (Portugal),
Kenneth Osborne Rattray (Jamaica).
Article on Australia's contribution to ICAO, including the
delegations to the first conferences.
Civil Aviation Day
Tunisia 7 December 1994
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