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Selected Speeches Of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I



TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I - EDUCATION

PART 1 — HIGHER EDUCATION

Laying Foundation Stone, H.S.I. University
Opens University College of Addis Ababa
Graduation, Agricultural College
Graduation, Engineering College
Public Health Graduation, Gondar
Sixth Graduation, U.C.A.A.
Graduation, Building College
Convocation, H.S.I. University
First Graduation Exercises, H.S.I.U.
Laying Cornerstone, Arts Building
Awards Law Certificates
Fifth Graduation Exercises, H.S.I.U.

PART 2 — SPECIAL EDUCATION

At Imperial Guard Cadet Training School
To Ethiopian Students (North America)
To Ethiopian Students (United Kingdom)
Officers Called To Dedication To Duty
Nurses Training
School of Fine Arts
Opens H.S.I. Military Academy
Commissioning Naval Officers
Silver Jubilee, Guenet Military Training Centre
Airmen Contribute to Country’s Self-Defence
To Naval Cadets

PART 3 — GENERAL EDUCATION

Opens Library and Night School
Hope for Education
Tafari Makonnen School, Silver Jubilee
Why Education?
Opens Debre Berhan T.T. Centre
Teacher Training
Self-help in Education
Inaugurates New Bahr Dar Technical High School

CHAPTER II - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

PART 1 — INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Allied Victory
Reconciliation with Italy
Domestic Report on International Relations
Report to the Nation
Ethiopia’s World Position

PART 2 — INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL RELATIONS

To U.S. Astronauts
Inaugurating 15th Pugwash Conference

PART 3 — PERSONAL DIPLOMACY

Address to U.S. Congress
Personal Diplomacy
On Marshal Tito’s Visit
Accepting Degree from Charles University, Czechoslovakia
Reply to Czech President
To King Hussein
Toast to President Lubke
On visit of Queen Elizabeth II
Toast to President Rahdakrishnan
Rahdakrishnan Receives H.S.I.U. Degree
Banquet in Honour of Bulgarian Leader
To Polish President, Ochab
Luncheon in Honour of Hungarian Leader, Kallai
Addresses Jamaica’s Parliament
Banquet in Honour of President Charles de Gaulle
Banquet in Honour of President Novotny
Banquet in Honour of President Chivu Stoica
At the White House
To Council of Foreign Relations, N.Y.
In the Kremlin

PART 4 — INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Three Principles
Addresses Belgrade Conference

CHAPTER III - INTERAFRICA

War Settlement and Italy’s Return ...
Beginnings of African Unity
Inauguration of the E.C.A.
Second Africa Conference
To American Committee on Africa
First Ethiopian Contingent to Congo
Freedom - Somalia and Congo
Replies to President Tubman’s Toast
Inter-Region Sanitation Seminar
Message to Women’s Seminar
Opens Africa Hall
To the Lagos Summit Meeting
To P.A.F.M.E.C.A. Conference
Forecast: O.A.U. Summit
President Tubman Receives Honorary Degree
Call to African Leaders (1963 Summit)
Message to 6th Session of E.C.A
First Anniversary O.A.U
O.A.U. Summit, Cairo
Ethiopia and O.A.U
Nation-wide Broadcast - African Liberation Day
To O.A.U. on Rhodesia
To U.N. Colonialism Committee
Opening Third O.A.U. Assembly

CHAPTER IV - HISTORIC — WAR AND PEACE

Unveiling Menelik’s Statue
To Parliament on Italy’s Aggression
Mobilization Proclamation
Historic Appeal to the League of Nations
At the League in 1938
Stepping Back on Ethiopian Soil
The Golden Declaration
The Mercy Proclamation
Triumphant Entry, Victory Day
“V.E. Day” Declaration
Reunion Anniversary
25th Victory Anniversary

CHAPTER V - U.N. INTERNATIONAL

U.N. and War Settlement
U.N. and The League
U.N. and Collective Security
U.N.E.S.C.O. and Education
Collective Security
U.N. and Disarmament
Address to the U.N.
20th Anniversary of U.N. Charter
Opening U.N.I.C.E.F. Conference

CHAPTER VI - LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL

Decree, Granting Constitution
Upon Signing of the Constitution (1931)
Opening First Parliament
Convening the Codification Commission
Promulgating the Revised Constitution
Public Officials Called to Responsibilities
Addressing Judges on Justice and the Law
On Far-reaching Administrative Reforms
Labour Laws
Development Reforms
Constitutional Reforms
On Strengthening the Nation’s Political Fabric

CHAPTER VII - DOMESTIC

Address to the Nation on His Tour
Modern Ethiopianism
Visit to Eritrea
Accepting Eritrean Assembly Decision for Administrative Union
Address at the New Year

CHAPTER VIII - AGRICULTURE

Encouraging Agriculture
Agriculture Basis of Economy
Opening Agricultural Show
Forestry - Arbour Day
Irrigation
Aiding the Farmer
Agricultural Development Centre, Awassa
Agriculture and Land Reform
Veterinary Service

CHAPTER IX - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Concerning the Currency Law
Foreign Capital Participation
Foreign Credits
Plans for Economic Development
Visit to Awassa
Community Development
Assistance and Investment
Economic and Technical Aid
Opens Berhanena Selam Printing Press
State of the Nation’s Economy

CHAPTER X - INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Opening Wonji Sugar Estate
Indo-Ethiopian Textiles Inaugurated
Elements of Industrialization
Visit to Indo-Ethiopian Textile Factory
Inaugurating Shoa Sugar Factory
Inaugurating Cement Factory
Opening Pepsi-Cola Plant
Sheet Metal Plant
Inaugurating Mojo Textile Mill

CHAPTER XI - HEALTH

Public Health
At Dedjazmatch Balcha Hospital
Tenth Anniversary of W.H.O
Opens Ethio-Swedish Clinic
Dedication of Prince Makonnen Hospital
Lays Cornerstone of Police Hospital
15th Anniversary Dedjazmatch Balcha Hospital
Opens Gandhi Hospital
Inaugurates St. Mary’s Hospital

CHAPTER XII - TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

Cornerstone, Railway Terminal
Opens Postal Head Office
Cornerstone of Assab Port
Communications
Development
Inaugurates Assab Port
Receiving “H.M.S. Ethiopia”
Cornerstone, Bole International Airport
Receiving Boeing Jets
Improved Communications
Cornerstone Assab Refinery
Africa Unity and Telecommunications

CHAPTER XIII - LIGHT AND POWER

Koka Dam, Foundation Stone
Koka Dam Inaugurated
Awash II, Foundation Stone
Opening Awash II
Cornerstone, Ginda Dam

CHAPTER XIV - SECURITY

Security
Kagnew Battalion and Collective Security
Honouring Fallen Officers
Presenting Colours
Reviewing Military Manoeuvres
To Harar Military Academy
At Air Force Display

CHAPTER XV - CULTURE

Unveiling Ras Makonnen’s Monument
Receives “Carver Award”
The Revised Amharic Bible
German Cultural Institute Opened
Opens H.S.I. Prize Trust
Inaugurating H.S.I. Foundation
3rd International Conference on Ethiopian Studies
To International Conference on Africa and the World

CHAPTER XVI - RELIGION

Unveiling Monument to Abuna Petros
Welcoming Agreement on Church Independence
On Nomination of First Church Head
Investiture of Bishops
Dedicating Debre Libanos Church
Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches
Accepting Formally The Title, “Defender of the Faith”
To All Africa Lutheran Conference

CHAPTER XVII - HUMANITARIAN

Death of Blatengeta Heruye in the United Kingdom
On the Death of Prince Makonnen
Ending Mourning Period for the Duke of Harar
Address to Boy Scouts Movement
Condolence on Dag Hammarskjoeld’s Death
Passing of Empress Menen
To the “Freedom from Hunger” Campaign
Burial of the Congo Casualties
Upon the Death of President Kennedy
World Council for the Blind

CHAPTER XVIII - PRESS

Interview with Editor, ‘Voice of Ethiopia’
Interviewed by Yugoslav Press
To Visiting U.S. Editors
Press Conference Regarding Somalia
Press Conference, 74th Birthday
Press Conference on Djibouti
To Visiting Journalists



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