Yvon Beaulne

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Joseph Charles Léonard Yvon Beaulne (1919[citation needed]–1999[1]) was a Canadian diplomat. He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Brazil. He then became the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and shortly thereafter to UNESCO and then to the papal Holy See.

He was awarded The Order of Canada in 1992 for his contribution "to the promotion of human rights and freedoms, particularly through the creation of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa and his considerable work with the United Nations Human Rights Commission." [2]


  1. ^ "Debates - Issue 149 - June 14, 1999". parl.gc.ca.
  2. ^ "Order of Canada - Yvon Beaulne, C.M." Retrieved 22 June 2015.