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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:
Hon. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO & UNCTAD
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
MEP Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former French Minister for Foreign Affairs
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece
Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges
Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxemburg
Hon. Jan Figel
European Commission Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the EU
Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector of South Africa
Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
Judge Julia Sebutinde
President, ICD Program on International Law & Human Rights
Hon. José de Faria Costa
Ombudsman of Portugal
Judge Dragoljub Popovic
Judge, the European Court of Human Rights
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
SG Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General, Arab Federation of Stock Exchanges
Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Dr. Mohammed Omran
Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Stock Exchange
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO of König Ludwig GmbH
Prince Radu of Romania
Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen
Prince Boris Petrović-Njegoš
Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou 
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation
Hon. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Hon. Solomon Passy
President, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria (ICD Bulgaria Branch Office)
Vice President Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Former President of the EU Economic and Social Committee
Nondas Cl. Metaxas
CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Amb. Delia Domingo Albert
Former Foreign Minister of the Philippines
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
Head of CSR & Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
David Soul
Celebrated Actor, Director & Singer
Best known for his role as Detective Kenneth "Hutch"
Ian Gillan
Singer & Song writer with Deep Purple
Marcia Barrett
Lead Singer of Boney M
Hon. Luc van den Brande
Former Minister-president of Flanders
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
Ferdous Ara Begum
Gender Expert, Former Member CEDAW Committee
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President
Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
President Rexhep Meidani
Former President of Albania
Hon. Ögmundur Jónasson
Former Minister of Justice of Iceland
Hon. Ali Ahmad Jalali
Former Minister of the Interior of Afghanistan
Hon. Rui Duarte BARROS
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau
Hon. Yasar Yakis
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Former Moroccan Minister for Family Affairs
Lord Jack McConnell
President, Africa EU Relations Program

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 »)

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)

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)

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)