Forthcoming Events & Programs

Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN »
"Promoting Global Collaboration, Unity and Peace through Cultural Diplomacy"

(NYC & Washington D.C; January 29th - February 2nd, 2018)
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The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN will take place in New York City and Washington D.C. The conference will be hosted in the UN building and at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the cities. (More »)
Speakers for the Conference include:
Sen. George J. Mitchell
Former USA Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
Secretary Chuck Hagel
24th United States Secretary of Defense
The Hon. Alberto Gonzales
80th United States Attorney General
The Hon. Miomir Zuzul
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia
The Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
The Hon. Charlotte Beers
Former Under Secretary of State of the United States
Amb. Edward Yakobe Sawerengera
Ambassador of Malawi to the USA
Amb. Karin Olofsdotter
Ambassador of Sweden to the USA

Amb. Pjer Šimunović  
Ambassador of Croatia to the USA

The Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 (www.beforum.de) is a 10 year global project organized by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with leading institutions & multinational corporations. The next events will take place from March 6th-11th, 2018 in Berlin.
The events will commence on March 6th, 2018 with a focus on African Development (in the framework of the African Development Forum 2018) and will continue with discussions on the forum themes from a global perspective:

Berlin Economic Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th - 11th, 2018)
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The Forum aims to analyze and debate global trends of nation branding with a particular focus on sustainable business, tourism and responsible foreign investments and will demonstrate how these can be used as primary drivers for economic growth. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include (among others) the following dignitaries:
The Hon Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of the UK
President François Hollande
Former President of France
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Fredrik Reinfeldt
Former Prime Minister of Sweden
President Hamid Karzai
Former President of Afghanistan
The Hon. Jan Peter Balkenende
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

The African Development Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(Berlin; March 6th - 9th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

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The forum will highlight best practices of countries in Africa of implementing successful sustainable development strategies and it aims to create new initiatives, which will strengthen African development in specific countries and for the continent as a whole. (More »)
Speakers for the Conference include:
President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President of Nigeria
President Joyce Banda
Former President of Malawi
The Hon. Thabo Mbeki
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana
The Hon. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (tbc)
Former Chair of the African Union Commission
Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau

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)