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The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2016 »
"Promoting Global Human Rights through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Berlin; December 14th - 19th, 2016)

The current political and security situation in many regions and countries together with the deteriorations of social norms for the use of violence, emphasizes the growing need for a greater cultural dialogue, understanding and trust in order to avoid further escalation. The 2016 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy will therefore focus, on raising awareness and support for activities that promote global human rights. (More »)
The Conference included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Bujar Nishani
President of Albania
President Hamid Karzai
Former President of Afghanistan
Hon. Pedro Sánchez
Former Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Ian Gillan
Singer & Song writer with Deep Purple
Alberto R. Gonzales
80th United States Attorney General
President John Kufuor
Former President of Gahna
President Atifete Jahjaga
Former President of the Republic of Kosovo
Hon. Elmar Brok
Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO of König Ludwig GmbH
Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Prince Boris Petrović-Njegoš
Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
Hon. Jan Figel
EU Commission  Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
Sen. Leila de Lima
Former Secretary of Justice of the Philippines
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Hon. Igor Lukšić
Former Prime Minister of Montenegro
Hon. Janez Jansa
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Hon. Rui Duarte BARROS
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau
Hon. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Hon. Said Wilbert Musa
5th Prime Minister of Belize
Hon. Mirko Tomassoni
Former Captain Regent of San Marino

The Transatlantic Youth Alliance »
“Alliance of Young Leaders from America & Europe”

The main goal of the Transatlantic Youth Alliance is to strengthen transatlantic relations by formulating initiatives which encourage cooperation between European and American youth. (More »)

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(Forthcoming Forums for 2017)

The OYED Young Leaders´ Forums are international networks of like-minded young individuals with an interest in developing, supporting and sustaining intercultural relations. Over the past decade the OYED Young Leaders´ Forum has grown to become one of Europe's largest independent cultural exchanges Forum.
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Forthcoming Weeklong Seminars for 2015 include:
Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME) »
Berlin; March 9th - 14th, 2017
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) »
Berlin; March 9th - 14th, 2017

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