The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UK
“Cultural Diplomacy throughout the Commonwealth of Nations: International Cooperation across Six Continents”
Symposium OverviewWhile 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.
Symposium LocationsBased 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.
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Symposium SpeakersSpeakers during the Conference will include dignitaries, heads of state, ministers, politicians, diplomats, academics, authors, human rights activists, journalists, and artists.
These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here
Certificate of AttendanceAll Symposium participants will be awarded an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part in the event, and list the topics which were discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD Advisory Board.
Symposium AgendaThe Symposium will focus on potential strategies for the political, social, and economic advancement of the Commonwealth of Nations, placing particular stress on the role that Cultural Diplomacy can play, in the hope that its continued employment will allow the countries of the Commonwealth to come together and establish greater mutual understanding and cooperation, helping to promote prosperity and improve human rights records while achieving a new stability in the organization.
The Conference will focus in particular on the following areas:
- Cultural Relations between the UK and Commonwealth Countries
- Differences in Functions and Values of Commonwealth Governments
- Human Rights Records in the Commonwealth of Nations and the Need for Greater Equality
- The Joint Cooperation of the UK and Commonwealth Countries in the Promotion of Cultural Understanding
- Strengthening regional Stability throughout the Commonwealth
- Stabilizing Democracy in the Commonwealth Nations
- Integration of Commonwealth Citizens in the UK
- The British Quest for a harmonic and integrated Multicultural Society
- The Commonwealth of Nation as a successful Model of intra-national Cooperation
- The Role of the Public Sector and Civil Society in Supporting Human Rights, and the Promotion of Civil Society throughout the Commonwealth of Nations