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DC Global Media Innovator

DC Global Media Innovator to be awarded at DC Gala

The Global Media Innovator 2017 will be awarded on the occasion of the Diplomatic Council Gala on February 3, 2017 in Frankfurt.

Award for most innovative and influential company in the digital media world

The Global Media Innovator recognises the company that has the greatest influence on the advancement of the digital world society. The winner is carefully selected by a top-class Board made up of eight international and independent media and IT experts. Applications cannot be submitted for the GMI Prize, however, the Board takes into consideration innovations across the entire media industry before the winner is determined.


Corporate Social Responsibility

The Diplomatic Council Corporate Social Responsibility Program (DC CSR) has worked out a concept paper as a guideline for corporate management to adapt and respect human rights in their companies and business activities.

UN Special Representative John Ruggie proposed a framework on business & human rights to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2008, which is based on the following three pillars:

1. the duty of a state to protect against human rights abuses, including business
2. the corporate responsibility to respect human rights
3. access by victims to effective remedy, both judicial and non-judicial

DC Trusted Driver - Safe Driver Pledge

Sri Lanka TV promotes DC Trusted Driver Seal

Sri Lanka Rupavahini (TV) Corporation, the State Television, will kick-off a nationwide information campaign on “Safe Driving” in December 2016. The campaign is intended for drivers of three-wheelers (tuktuks) which represent the most used transportation means in Sri Lanka. Millions of tuktuks serve as as taxis and delivery vehicles. The intention of the campaign is to encourage drivers to drive safely and stick to the golden rules and in return receive the “DC Trusted Driver” Seal.

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Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation collaborates with DC

The state-owned Malaysian Digital Economy Corporate (MDEC) has entered into a partnership with the Diplomatic Council. MDEC is the central authority for the development and coordination of the digital economy in Malaysia and comprises the information and communication technology in the new media world.

Larsen & Toubro Shipyard Construction

Larsen & Toubro joins the Diplomatic Council

Larsen & Toubro (16 billions Dollar annual sales, 65.000 employees in 50 countries, eight production facilities on four continents), one of the largest industry group worldwide, has just joined the Diplomatic Council as a corporate member. Offices and industrial complexes, energy, water, transportation and communication infrastructures, power plants, refineries and smart cities – Larsen and Toubro has gained reputation with their engineering and construction services in almost all sectors.

Die Polizeipräsidenten von Istrien, Dragutin Cestar, und Hannover, Volker Kluwe, mit DC Chairman Thorsten Nowak und DC Secretary General Hang Nguyen

DC Safer Internet for Children expands to Croatia

The Ministry of the Interior of the State of Lower Saxony, the Police from Hannover and Istria and the Diplomatic Council have jointly kicked off the expansion of the DC Initiative Safer Internet for Children to Croatia. In collaboration with the White IT project, the DC Initiative forms an alliance against child pornography.

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.