Latest News from the Diplomatic Council

A Handbook for Civil Society

“Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: a Handbook for Civil society” was launched in May 2006 with the aim to provide civil society with a comprehensive guide to OHCHR’s work, and to assist civil society in identifying areas of possible cooperation and partnership with OHCHR. To continue building on the success that it had so far, time has come now to review it and to produce an updated, more practical and user friendly handbook.

The Diplomatic Council and The Bridging Principles join Forces

The Diplomatic Council and The Bridging Principles Announce Collaboration to Build Thriving Economies through Constructive and Respectful Intercultural Communications.

Sascha Zilger nominated new DC Business Ambassador

The Ambassadors’ Circle of the Diplomatic Council has nominated Sascha Zilger new DC Business Ambassador. The festive inauguration will take place on the occasion of the Diplomatic Council annual reception at the prestigious senate hall of the Vienna townhall on September 15. A full-blooded and exemplary entrepreneur, Sascha Zilger is honored and delighted to invite DC members to witness his inauguration.

DC Side Event at Geneva Peace Week

This year, the Diplomatic Council will organize its first side event at the Geneva Peace Week. Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation.

The DC topics will be: Safer Internet for Children, Mitigation of Conflicts and Language and Communication for Peace presented by Thorsten Nowak (DC Chairman Safer Internet for Children Initiative) Jamal Qaiser (DC Commissioner for UN Affairs) and Dr. Klaus-Ulrich Moeller (DC Commissioner for UN Affairs).

Planet in Transition

On the occasion of the DC Planet in Transition Symposium and the subsequent DC E-Mobility Brunch, the Diplomatic Council Benelux Team introduced approaches, conceptions and solutions for a sustainable world economy. Both events took place during the 40th World Port Days in Rotterdam. The theme for the symposium was “Let´s make our planet the number 1 priority”

Alliance against Abuse

The Diplomatic Council, White IT child protection association and DC Mission Vienna have initiated an open Alliance Against Abuse in professional sport. The objective is to encourage companies, associations, organizations, civil societies and scientific organizations to join this initiative. Alliance Against Abuse will be formally kicked-off with the signing of an MoU on the occasion […]

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.