“Cultural Diplomacy throughout the Commonwealth on Nations: International Cooperation across Six Continents”
(London; July 10th - 12th, 2013
While citizens of the UK benefit from a relatively good economic and human rights situation, there is still some room for improvement in many of its former colonies within the Commonwealth of Nations. In an attempt to improve the sociopolitical and economic situations in a number of member states and increase social harmony and interstate equality, Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the intergovernmental body, signed into effect the Charter of the Commonwealth in March 2013, setting out the values of the constituent states and establishing an organization-wide responsibility for the implementation of sixteen core beliefs including democracy, international peace, and universal human rights.
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UK will bring together speakers from a diverse range of fields to debate the issues surrounding Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The Symposium will focus on effective implementation strategies for the New Charter of the Commonwealth, placing particular emphasis on the role that Cultural Diplomacy can play among the organization’s members in achieving greater cooperation and collaboration, thus promoting prosperity and stability for all. Through the employment of Cultural Diplomacy, Commonwealth states have the potential to come together and establish greater multilateral understanding and collaboration, helping to promote economic prosperity, improve human rights records and achieve a new stability for the organization as a whole.
Based primarily in the House of Lords in London the conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.
Speakers during the Conference will include head of state and ministers, leading figures and experts from international politics, economics, academia, diplomacy, civil society, and the private sector. The speakers will also include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.
Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics & scholars, economists, journalists, artists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals, and students, as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
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