Latest News from the Diplomatic Council

DC starts Global Social Entrepreneurship Forum

At the DC Executive Club, the Diplomatic Council will launch its Global Social Entrepreneurship Forum headed by Chairman Manuel Kreitmeir, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. Social entrepreneurs employ business processes and methods to solve social problems. This may sound like a contradiction at first, but has a long tradition in fact. Henri Dunant is surely considered a social entrepreneur. Together with four other citizens, he founded the a committee, which later became the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Canadian Specialist Hospital Dubai “DC Certified”

Congratulations to Canadian Specialist Hospital Dubai on passing the DC partner´s Temos “Excellence in Medical Tourism” and “Quality in International Patient Care” quality programs and becoming a “DC Preferred Partner” and corporate member of the Diplomatic Council.

The certification is in line with the Diplomatic Councils expanding activities in Dubai. In the first step, a DC Mission in Dubai was established, inviting regularly to DC Dubai Dinner receptions (next: March 8, this time about the financial industry).

DC Chairwoman Annika von Redwitz & DC Secretary General HangNguyen

DC starts new Diversity Program

The main aim of the Diplomatic Council is to contribute the power of diplomacy for peace and sustainability everywhere on earth. Worldwide cooperation is the only instrument which may help in solving international problems on any level: economical, social, cultural or humanitarian. The respect of human rights and fundamental freedom of people without differentiation in races, gender or religion should be cultivated and strengthened.

Activities in the area of diversity and inclusion can help support the main aim of the Diplomatic Council described above. Hence the Diplomatic Council has established a new DC Diversity Program under the leadership of Chairwoman Annika von Redwitz.

DC Executive Club prior to the DC Gala

Prior to the evening gala with all its festive programs, DC Executives already gather early in the afternoon at the DC Executive Club (gold and silver members in DC management functions). The Executive Club provides a platform for DC leaders get to know each other, in particular the “long-established” and the “new” members and at the same time learn more about new DC forums, initiatives and programs. The following topics are dealt with:

– The US economy under the Trump Administration
– The impacts of Turkey’s political development on its economy
– The United Nations at a crossroads – new concepts for peace
– Social Entrepreneurship – doing good while doing business
– Diversity – chances and challenges for the economy

Albert Frantz & Hang Nguyen

Albert Frantz at DC Gala 2017

At the DC Gala, DC members and guests will have the opportunity to listen to Albert Frantz who began piano studies at the unusual age of 17—years after a childhood. Albert is the first pianist to be awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Vienna in nearly a decade.

Neven Subotic

Neven Subotic Foundation for Clean Water at the DC Gala

The Serbian football player Neven Subotić, playing for the national teams in USA, Serbia and Germany, will receive the largest single donation ever made by the Diplomatic Council. The generous donor is Dr. Thomas Durchlaub, DC Business Ambassador.

The Neven Subotić Foundation’s objective is to help children in the poorest regions in the world to gain access to clean water and sanitation and improve the hygiene situation for them with the result that more children can attend school again since they are not longer kept away from school due to sickness.

Diplomatic Council

The Diplomatic Council (DC) is a United Nations (UN) accredited, global Think Tank founded with the objective to serve as a bridge between diplomacy, economy and society.

A thriving economy bringing prosperity to mankind is one of the best guarantors for peace. As members the Diplomatic Council welcomes not solely representatives of the diplomatic or consular corps but also personalities from industry, politics, society, culture and sports. The DC network encompasses more than 5000 personalities worldwide.

The main aim of the Diplomatic Council is to contribute the combined power of diplomacy and business for peace everywhere on earth. Worldwide cooperation is the only instrument which may help in solving international problems on any level: economical, social, cultural or humanitarian.

The Diplomatic Council is a United Nations registered Civil Society Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and shall follow the principles of the charter of the United Nations Organization. The respect of human rights and fundamental freedom of people without differentiation in races, gender or religion should be cultivated and strengthened. The Diplomatic Council belongs to the “integrated Civil Society Organizations” (iCSO) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) which is responsible for the interaction between civil society organizations like the Diplomatic Council and the United Nations Organization.