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

(Berlin; December 14th - 19th, 2016)
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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
President Atifete Jahjaga
Former President of the Republic of Kosovo
President John Kufuor
Former President of Gahna
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO of König Ludwig GmbH
Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Hon. Elmar Brok
Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
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

Marek Belka    
Former Prime Minister of Poland

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
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President
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. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia

The Berlin Summit on African Youth Education & Development »
"Establishing a Sustainable Educational System Infrastructure and Professional Development Programs in Africa"

(Berlin; January 13th - 16th, 2014)

The Berlin Summit on African Youth Education & Development took place in Berlin over a period of three days and was designed to enable all of the key stakeholders from the field of education to come together to anlyze, assess and discuss the development of education and professional development opportunities in Africa. (More »)

The Addis Abba Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation »
"The Future of the Millennium Development Goals in the African Union"

(Ethiopia, Addis Ababa; January 27th - 31st, 2014 – Held Parallel to the African Union Summit)

To maintain this optimism, The ICD believes in the necessity of establishing a participatory process for the next formulation of the agenda, supported by a more diverse range of actors to ensure a more democratic framework and therefore even more successful outcomes. (More »)
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Opening Speech – The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011
(Berlin, March 7th, 2011)

A Keynote Speech by The Hon. Nahas Angula (Former Prime minister of Namibia) (more)
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How Democracy, Peacebuilding and Human Rights are Developing in Africa
(Berlin, November 6th, 2010)

A Lecture by President Joaquim Chissano (Former President of Mozambique) (more)
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Democratic Participation and Cultural Inclusion in Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Lingual Societies
(Berlin, July 28th, 2009)

A Keynote speech by President. Cassam Uteem, (ICD Advisory Board Member; Former President of the Republic of Mauritius) (more)