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Broken Memories results from the collective inspiration of the Diplomatic Coalition and embarks on a journey through Mira’s memories and aspirations; a Syrian teenager, who embarks on her own exodus from her native country to uncertain destination within European lands or beyond. The video-clip seeks to become an advocacy and fundraising tool, addressing the issue of migrants at a global level, with a primary focus on the situation of children, adolescents and women from communities worst-hit by the various manifestations of armed conflict and political instability.
An innovative platform for the exchange of expertise, knowledge and goodwill, which explores and
promotes dynamic interactions in the humanitarian field and Agenda 2030, thus bringing about
cooperation opportunities and business-oriented initiatives at the highest diplomatic level.
SDG 17 provides the Diplomatic Coalition with the ideal umbrella for the exploration of synergies,
involving Embassies, UN Agencies and Programmes, the Private Sector, Civil Society, the Third
Sector, Media and Academis, among others, in a variety of cross-cutting, sustainable collaboration
Where we come from – Origins of the Diplomatic Coalition
The Diplomatic Council of the United Nations is a non-profit organization, the primary objective of which is to promote deliberation on issues of global relevance in the humanitarian and Sustainable Development fronts.
The inclusion of the Diplomatic Council as a member of the United Nations is outlined in Article 71 of the Charter of the United Nations, which explains that “The Economic and Social Council -ECOSOC-may make appropriate arrangements to hold consultations with non-governmental organizations dealing with matters within the competence of the Council. Said arrangements may be made with international organizations and, if applicable, with national organizations, after consultation with the respective member (s) of the United Nations”.
Resulting from the 2015 Session of the ECOSOC NGO Committee (E/C.2/2015/R.2\Add.26/4) on 26./27.5.2015, and in accordance with Article 71 of the Charter of the United Nations (described above), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations has included the DIPLOMATIC COUNCIL in its circle of accredited non-governmental organizations. Consequently, the DIPLOMATIC COUNCIL enjoys consultative status within ECOSOC.
This consultative relationship is governed by ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31, which outlines the eligibility requirements for consultative organizationS, as well as the rights and obligations of NGOs in consultative status.
Comprised of 54 Member-States elected by the UN General Assembly for a three-year term, with the option of re-election for consecutive terms, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) identifies the number of assemblies within its organization, which are nominated based on the following geographical representation:
14 for African States, 11 for Asian States, 6 for Eastern European States, 10 for Latin American and Caribbean States, and 13 for Western European and Other States.
The Diplomatic Council of the United Nations is made up of personalities from different countries, specialized in various areas of expertise. As per Diplomatic Council functions and meant to deliver in its strategic mission as a think tank of global influence, this organization brings together diplomacy, business leaders, as well as prominent figures and experts in the field of science, in addition to Academia and other social science visionaries, to discuss and evaluate the responses required in the face of the most pressing global challenges, especially with regard to Human, Economic and Social Development.
The Diplomatic Council is also entrusted with the exploration of responses and solutions to protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian situations, which require comprehensive proposals and solutions, both from a technical and logistical perspective, as well as from a sustainable development and coherent and organized multilateral cooperation perspective.
From 25 thematic forums, the Diplomatic Council develops debates at the highest level, in order to share best practices, exchange ideas and mentoring services for each of its members.
The current President of the United Nations Diplomatic Council is Andreas Dripke @AndreasDripke; a German Economist, with a solid background in international journalism and public relations. As co-founder of the Diplomatic Council is Buddhi Athauda, Ambassador between 2017 and 2020 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in France, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Monaco, and also Ambassador of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and UNESCO.
As part of its strategic expansion within the EU and Southeast Asia, since its foundation in 2012, the Diplomatic Council is today present in several countries such as: Germany, Austria, Japan, China, Singapore, Luxembourg and Spain, the latter which is represented and directed by Juan Ignacio Lorente González. @JuanLorenteGon1
The Diplomatic Council was established in The Hague (Holland), and currently has its headquarters in Wiesbaden (Germany).