Latest News from the Diplomatic Council

E-cars need new e-infrastructure

Currently, the electricity grids are not prepared for mass motorization with e-cars in any countries. The power consumption of an average family is going to double with an e-car. But millions of e-cars on the roads would lead to a breakdown of the electricity grid. Hence, for the sake of the environment, a Smart Grid is needed to ensure the millions of e-cars are supplied with power.

DC Founding President Ambassador Buddhi Athauda now resides in Paris

The founding president of the Diplomatic Council, H.E. Ambassador Buddhi Athauda, has moved into his official residence in Paris. Sri Lanka has assigned him as the Ambassador and the permanent representative to UNESCO. In Paris, he already  presented his credentials to UNESCO.

Diplomatic Council members will benefit from the new and expanded network in Paris. As a result, Mrs. Claude Marie-Belle Piel, a French contact of Ambassador Buddhi Athauda, will take over an outstanding role as the first designated DC consul.

Wanted – Investment projects worth up to $ 50 Billion

DC Business Ambassador Sascha Zilger is looking for global projects for a US fonds amounting to 50 Billion Dollars with two conditions: a US company has to be assigned and US products have to be used. Projects to promote the sustainable development goals of the United Nations are preferred.

The highlight: $ 50 Billion Dollars are available every year. Requests or project suggestions are to be directed to the Secretariat General. The project volume should be at least 100 Million Dollars. Project partners or initiators should come from a United Nations member state.

Ambassador Buddhi Athauda presents his Credentials to UNESCO

The Founder and Chairman of the Presidents Board of the Diplomatic Council, H.E. Ambassador Buddhi K. Athauda, has presented his credentials to the UNESCO. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.

Freedom in a Digital World

“Freedom in a Digital World” was the theme of this year’s DC Lux summit, the annual symposium of the Diplomatic Council Luxembourg Mission. At the invitation of President Francis Hoogewerf and Vice President Noelle van Lonkhuyzen, DC leaders, DC members and DC friends joined the summit to discuss about the freedom of people in a world of increasing digitalization. Following the Executive Club, a festive reception took place at the beautiful Parc BelAir.

DC Commissioner for UN Affairs Jamal Qaiser at the United Nations General Assembly 2016 in New York

Stop the Proliferation of Atom Bombs

The terribly devastating consequences brought up by the nuclear bombings upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki reminds us of its deadly ruinous and irreconcilable impacts. Secondly, the currently prevailing North Korean issue also holds nuclear armament as a base root. As a matter of fact recent trends have brought the nuclear non-proliferation regime to a moment of grave crisis. Bolstering international restraints on the world’s deadliest weapon requires such realistic and concrete steps which strengthens and rebounds the existing treaties, partnerships and institutions. The need of the hour is to draft a global alliance for developing a system of layered nuclear fuel assurance for combating nuclear terrorism, improving economic stats rather than military strengthening, resulting in improvement in the life of a common man by reduced poverty rate.

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