Latest News from the Diplomatic Council

Global Chamber of Commerce for Portuguese Speaking Countries joins Diplomatic Council

The Diplomatic Council and the Global Chamber of Commerce for Portuguese Speaking Countries (GCoC Portuguese) have entered into a partnership to promote economic diplomacy. Both organizations share the same vision that a thriving economy bringing prosperity to mankind is one of the best guarantor for peace. This is a major step to further establish the Diplomatic Council in Brazil and Portugal and some smaller countries.

DC Global Media Innovator to be awarded at DC Gala 2018

The DC Global Media Innovator 2018 will be awarded on the occasion of the Diplomatic Council Gala on February 2, 2018 in Frankfurt. The award recognizes the most innovative and influential company in the digital media world.

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DC Advisory & Professional Services (DCAPS)

The Diplomatic Council is preparing a new business segment called DC Advisory & Professional Services (DCAPS) with the purpose of setting up its own range of services in order to assist companies in their expansion to international markets. The services offered include strategic development, localization of products and services, legal and tax advice, personnel and executive search, all types of marketing services, the development of sales concepts and distribution channels, the preparation and finalization of mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, the assessment of investment opportunities for promising companies including startups, small and medium-sized companies and large groups and last but not least providing high-level speaking opportunities like the United Nations.

German Ambassador Dr. Heinrich Kreft designated DC President

The German Ambassador Dr. Heinrich Kreft hat been nominated to become the Diplomatic Council`s next President. His festive Inauguration will take place at the DC Gala on February 2, in Frankfurt (Germany). He will be the first Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to join the Diplomatic Council´s Board of Presidents.

UN accepts Diplomatic Council`s Statement on QualityLearning

The United Nations has approved the Diplomatic Council´s written statement about QualityLearning for the 2018 Commission for Social Development. The statement was given by DC Corporate Member QualityMinds and is online available in the UN Official Documentation System. This year’s 56th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) will take place from 29 January to 7 February 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York. The Diplomatic Council will hold a UN CSocD56 Side Event on February 6. Speakers will be DC Secretary General Hang Nguyen, DC Business Ambassador Sascha Zilger, Dr. Vera Gehlen-Raum from the DC Corporate Member QualityMinds which has developed the QualityLearning Platform described in the statement and Luz Maria Utrera from the DC partner organization Fundacion Luz Maria.

Daniel McKee named The US Diplomatic Council President

Daniel McKee serves as the President of the US Diplomatic Council. His passion for solving complex problems and engaging within diverse issues has driven him into social good. Daniel has deep commitment to making changes no matter the size to make the world a better place. Daniel currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Insomniac Design. Over the last 20 years Daniel McKee has lead engagements serving heads of state and global organizations to ideate and implement critical strategic and technological solutions making major impact on important industry issues including health, education, environment, international development, and governance. His work with organizations such as the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), numerous specialized United Nations agencies (including UNHCR, WMO, UNDP, World Bank, IMF, WHO, UNOPS, IOM, UNICEF, etc), The Smithsonian Institution, BBC Worldwide, Brand USA, United States Institute of Peace, Google, George Washington University, Amnesty International, National Endowment for the Arts, Postal Regulatory Commission, UNICEF, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia has made major impact in businesses, organizations, and governance areas.

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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.