Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN

"Utilizing Cultural Diplomacy to Foster Democracy, Global Security, Business and Trade"

(New York City; November 28th - 30th, 2018)

Conference Overview 

In the last decade, the world has witnessed new forms of violence and economic failures that are currently emerging and are causing severe global migration and poverty in almost all parts of the globe. These phenomena are crossing continents, diverse religious groups, different cultures and no communities are immune from these disasters.  The outcome for society is alarming as these issues are often so powerful that they weaken governments and institutions and are putting the global order and rule of law into sometimes complete disarray.

Today therefore, many institutions and individuals are expecting the United Nations to lead with constructive solutions for this growing international instability and these pressing challenges. The United Nations has operated successfully in previous decades during challenges of similar magnitude and also managed to bring solutions for other conflicts between religions and cultural conflicts around the world.

Conference Agenda

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy will dedicate the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN 2018 to build on the past experience of the UN in order to formulate new cultural diplomacy initiatives, which can foster democracy, global security, business and trade, while simultaneously encouraging cooperation between diverse communities based upon values of peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Conference Locations

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN will take place in New York City. The conference will be hosted in the UN building and at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

Conference Speakers

Speakers and delegates during the Annual Conference will include leading politicians, chief diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated 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.

Conference Participants »

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the Annual Conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Participant Papers »

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Symposia, and would therefore like to welcome participants to submit a paper they would like to be considered for delivery at the Symposium. Following the Symposium, the papers will be included in the proposal document that will be issued and sent to all governments and leaders of the international community. To read articles submitted by participants of our international conferences or to submit a paper please click here ».