Diplomatic Council

A letter from the NGO Branch of the United Nations to the Diplomatic Council

CSO Net – Civil Society Network
NGO Branch [19 Apr 2017 12:08 AM]:
Dear NGO Representative,

The NGO Branch of the United Nations would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank you for the contributions your organization is making to the work of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

As you might be aware, May is the last month for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC if they wish to be considered by the NGO Committee in 2018. Those interested should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2017.

Yours being one of the most influential organizations in global civil society with a website constantly visited by a wide array of organizations, we would like to kindly request you to post the following announcement on your website or social media platform encouraging NGOs to apply for ECOSOC consultative status on or before 1 June 2017.

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations (Deadline: 1 June 2017)

NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2017. The following link provides background information, the benefits of consultative status and instructions for how to apply:


We greatly appreciate your support. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


NGO Branch

Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination


United Nations

The Prime Minister of India, H. E. Narendra Modi

DC Business Ambassadors meet the Prime Minister of India

On the occasion of the visit of the Prime Minister of India, H. E. Narendra Modi, the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) in cooperation with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – partner of the Diplomatic Council – and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) invite DC Business Ambassadors to the Indo-German Business Summit 2017.

Prime Minister H. E. Narendra Modi and Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will open the summit with their statements. Subsequently a high-ranking business panel will discuss the way forward for Indo-German business cooperation.

India is the fastest growing big emerging economy. With a young population and a rising middle class, it offers huge opportunities to international investors. While India and Germany are already strong partners, cooperation could still be enhanced. The Indo-German Business Summit shall look at chances and challenges for Indo-German business cooperation alike and thus shed light on the way forward. Please register with the Diplomatic Council secretariat general to attend the Indo-German Business Summit 2017.

DC GPTW Diversity Award at the DC Summer Celebration on June 30

For the second time, the Diplomatic Council (DC) and DC member Great Place to Work (GPTW) will be awarding the DC GPTW Diversity Award at the DC Summer Celebration on June 30. The festive award ceremony is performed by Andreas Schubert, GPTW Managing Director and DC Chairman Corporate Culture Program together with Annika von Redwitz, Chairwoman of the DC Diversity Program. Amongst Germany’s 100 best employers, the DC GPTW Award will recognize the winner with the best diversity management.

Diversity is the opposite of discrimination and serves as the umbrella term for all anti-discrimination measures. In addition to the humanitarian aspects, diversity also plays a key role for the success of a company. Diversity management is part of the human resources management and comprises the constructive use of “social diversity”. The four dimensions of diversity include: Gender, Generations, Cultures, Differently Abled.

Last year, Daimler Financial Services won the DC GPTW Diversity Award and became a member of the Diplomatic Council. 

Diplomatic Council Soiree: ASEAN Ambassadors

Diplomatic Council Soiree – 50 years ASEAN

Committed to the Diplomatic Council

The Diplomatic Council Soiree, organized in collaboration with the Diplomatisches Magazin in Berlin, was marked by the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. The Association of South-East Asian Nations comprises Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and The Philippines. At the Soiree, the ambassadors of Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka were present all evening to discuss various opportunities with the invited guests from business and society.

This year’ summer celebration on June 30 will be dedicated to the ASEAN anniversary 

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DC, White IT and Vodafone present compliance scanner to be used in corporate and public networks

The Diplomatic Council, White IT and Vodafone will present a new compliance scanner at the United Nations in Vienna. This newly created software can be installed in corporate and public networks in order to detect and block illegal contents.

On the occasion of the 26th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna, the three partners will introduce a pilot project which helps detecting child pornographic material (pictures, videos) that is stored on corporate and public networks. The necessary comparable data is provided by the US American National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Once the scanner identifies illegal data – in this case a picture of a child reported missing – in a corporate or public network, it will trigger an alarm. The compliance scanner is particularly intended for large administrations and companies which face severe problems in detecting illegal contents infiltrated by their own employees or externals due to the increasing complexity of their information systems.

DC, White IT and Vodafone are seeking further partners to provide comparable data for combating other crimes such as terrorism or money laundering.

The Diplomatic Council Benefits

The Diplomatic Council (DC) is the world ́s unique United Nations accredited organization combining a global think tank, a business network and a charity foundation in one organization. Each and every membership application is reviewed by the DC Ambassadors Circle to guarantee highest membership quality. Ambassadors are an elite group of most powerful and well-respected dignitaries. They are great contact makers and door openers for business

The Diplomatic Council enjoys “UN Consultative Status“, which means its members are consultants to the United Nations. Each DC Member receives a personalized resp. company-specific seal „UN Consultative Status“ to be used on Website, email signature, brochures etc.

DC Members are well respected participants at UN conferences around the world. Most UN conferences are only open to organizations in consultative status with the UN such as the Diplomatic Council. Many UN conferences are attended by high-ranking and recognised world leaders and dignitaries such as the “Bills“ – from Bill Clinton to Bill Gates. Admission to UN conferences is something “money can’t buy”.

DC Members are a strong community of mainly international business people and corporations. High respect amongst members creates a network of trust – and trust is the basis for opening up new and high-level business opportunities. Business bespoken in the DC network in 2016 exceeded 1 billion dollar (no exact numbers, because members do not have to report their business to DC).

Join a Global Think Tank, a Business Network and a Charity Foundation with just one membership!

DC start-up companies receive free exhibition space at Chengdu Fair

Start-ups companies within the Diplomatic Council will be offered free space for exhibition at the Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair which is considered the most important fair for innovative entrepreneurship in China. The fair is furthermore a melting pot bringing together Chinese investors, universities, governmental organizations, US high-tech companies such as Google and Tesla and of course all start-ups around the world interested in connecting with Chinese business leaders. Last year, around 450 delegations from 36 countries attended the fair with an order volume amounting to 2,33 billion US Dollars in total. Further information are available at: https://app.box.com/s/vy3y88nfthgfg77n45q0atu1wmmx4s0e.

This year’s Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair takes place from May 9 to 12 in Chengdu, the capital of the southwest Chinese region Sichuan. For further details, DC start-ups are requested to contact the DC Secretariat General.

Diplomatic Council, White IT, Fraunhofer and Microsoft present project for crime prevention at UN Vienna

Diplomatic Council Fraunhofer MicrosoftAt the 26th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at UN Vienna, the Diplomatic Council, the Fraunhofer Research Institute and Microsoft will be presenting a new and unique cognitive service that scans persons and environment, identifies (known) criminals or crime scene and reports to law enforcement units. This service connects networks and cloud computer in order to capture alleged offenders more quickly. It is joint pilot project and, on request, can be used by authorized bodies of all UN member states.

The core idea of this cognitive service is to capture faces publicly available on social networks, determine their age and identify them. All data collected are stored in the Cloud Microsoft Azure and can be accessed by authorized administrations. For example, the police may compare the Cloud data with the video surveillances at public spaces and clearly identify wanted persons.

DC Commissioners for UN Affairs: Dr. Klaus-Ulrich Moeller, Dr. Horst Walther, Thorsten Nowak und Thomas J. Graebe bei der UN Commission for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Vienna International Center)

DC Commissioners for UN Affairs: Dr. Klaus-Ulrich Moeller, Dr. Horst Walther, Thorsten Nowak und Thomas J. Graebe bei der UN Commission for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Vienna International Center)

DC Consultant Network

Professional and ethical standards in conformity with the UN Charter

The Diplomatic Council Otto Schell Institute for Digital Transformation (DCOS Institute) has launched the “DC Consultant Network“. The Diplomatic Council is a global think tank and business network in consultative status with the United Nations. The DCOS Institute is seeking collaboration with the United Nations with the objective to scientifically and practically monitor and follow up on the impacts of the digitalization on politics, economy and society.

Network of Certified DC Consultants

Whereas the Institute focuses on the work contents such as studies, white papers, events and master showcase projects (blueprints for digitalization) and the Global Silicon Valley, a network of DC-certified consultants shall be available to support the target group diplomacy and business in implementing their concrete projects. The DC consultant network is made up of experienced DC members to make sure that the high business and ethical requirements are in line with the Charter of the United Nations. Consultants and consulting companies are invited to join the network.

Diplomatic Council Media Series "Think Global"

DC Global Silicon Valley Initiative calls for the “Internet of all Nations“

The Diplomatic Council Otto Schell Institute for Digital Transformation (DCOS Institute) has launched the “Global Silicon Valley Initiative“ at the world’s largest IT Fair CeBIT. The Initiative’s aim is to counteract the current concentration of the digital society in the Californian Silicon Valley by offering a global alternative. The Diplomatic Council is a global think tank and business network in consultative status with the United Nations.

The DCOS Institute points out that amongst the most visited websites in the world, five are based in Silicon Valley, the sixth website in China whereas Europe is lagging far behind.

Otto Schell comments: “California dictates the rules for the global digital economy. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google & Co have claimed sovereignty of interpretation of the modern world. New start-ups such as AirBnb or Uber with a global reach emerge permanently – all initiated in Silicon Valley. A European strategy is not recognizable. Despite the fact that Silicon Valley is hardly bigger than Berlin, it is a thousand times more powerful.

As a counterbalance to the “Global Silicon Valley“, the intention of the Otto Schell Institute for Digital Transformation is to bring together startups, venture capitals and mentors from all over the world in order to create “a similar mixture of spirit and money as in California”. In this context, the Institute intends to focus especially on all types of virtual collaborations in order to connect talents, advisors and sponsors from around the world.

Otto Schell says: “We don’t want to leave the digital world to Silicon Valley only. What we strive for is an Internet of All Nations; you could also name it the Internet of the United Nations”.

Visionary Otto Schell

The Institute is named after Otto Schell, a “Digital” visionary who is considered one of the most independent pioneers and innovators for digitalization. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, university lecturer, book author, advisor for digital transformation and Diplomatic Council Chairman International Relations.

“We look forward to collaborating with further partners who strive to assume responsibility and drive the digital transformation along the sustainable development goals of the United Nations” says the Head of Institute Otto Schell.