Latest News from the Diplomatic Council

DC Mitglied Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter, Justizminister der Republik Österreich

Austria’s Minister of Justice joins the Diplomatic Council

Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter, Austria’s Federal Minister of Justice, joins the Diplomatic Council as an honorary member. It is an honor for the Minister to be engaged with the Diplomatic Council. At this year’s 25th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), a DC delegation met and discussed with the Minister […]

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

DC Commissioner for UN Affairs Jamal A. Qaiser presents DC Peace Paper at UN General Assembly in New York

DC Business Ambassador and DC Commissioner for UN Affairs Jamal Qaiser presented the DC Peace Paper of the Diplomatic Council (DC) at the United Nations General Assembly 2016 in New York.

DC Chairman Helmut von Siedmogrodzki & DC Secretary General Hang Nguyen

New Chairman for China and United Arab Emirates

The Diplomatic Council has appointed Helmut von Siedmogrodzki new Chairman International Relations. In his new function, he will strengthen the Diplomatic Council’s presence in China and the United Arab Emirates. In the first step, DC Missions in Shanghai and Dubai shall be established.

Delegation des Diplomatic Council bei der UNO in Genf

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

World Summit on the Information Society Prizes 2017 The United Nations specialized International Telecommunications Union (ITU) based in Geneva has invited the Diplomatic Council to submit projects for the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society Forum. The forum is organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP and takes place from June 12 to 16, 2017. The […]

DC Chair Steef Korfker with DC Secretary General Hang Nguyen

NATRANS (Abu Dhabi) and Diplomatic Council collaborate

NATRANS, the leading rail, road and maritime infrastructure technology conference and the Diplomatic Council, a global Think Tank in Consultative Status with the United Nations, have entered into a far-reaching cooperation with the following benefits for DC members: through the Diplomatic Council, members can attend the conference at strongly reduced prices. This year’s NATRANS takes place in Abu Dhabi from October 25-26. The Diplomatic Council will be represented at the conference with Steef Korfker, Chairman DC Global E-Mobility Forum, who will deliver a keynote speech on „Sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation infrastructure”.

The African Broadcasting Network (ABN) joins the Diplomatic Council

African Broadcasting joins Diplomatic Council

The African Broadcasting Network (ABN) has joined the Global Media Innovator (GMI) of the Diplomatic Council. The vision of the African Broadcasting Network is to provide its own continent but also other regions in the world with African-made news, movies, documentations, discussions and opinions. ABN wishes to set a counterpoint to the prevailing views from the USA and Europe about Africa. The intention is to eliminate the old-fashioned picture of Africa according to Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness) and present the contemporary and modern Africa of today.

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