Into 2024 with success and confidence

he Diplomatic Council looks back on an extremely successful 2023 and looks forward to the new year 2024 with great confidence.

New DC missions in Europe, Asia and North America


New Cooperation with ProtocolToday

The Diplomatic Council has entered into a strategic cooperation with ProtocolToday. The new partner, based in The Hague, The Netherlands, is an expert organisation in international protocol, diplomacy, soft skills, business etiquette, and international cultural intelligence and offers customised, solution-based training programs in the public and private sectors.

Globalisation is changing the world in every aspect. Traditional industrial economies are transforming into entrepreneurial economies.

Thought Leadership

Enlargement of the EU – a déjà-vu

By DC member Jochen M. Richter

Ahead of the European Council meeting mid-December, the question of a future enlargement of the EU is on the table. Or maybe it is not, depending, amongst other issues, on Council President Michel’s discussions with Hungarian Prime Minister Orban. And one could add many more “ifs” and “hows.”

Independent of all these arguments, two things are assured: disappointment by all candidate countries, first and foremost in Ukraine, and a déjà-vu for those who were involved in the 2004/2007 enlargement process. Why that?

Thought Leadership

COP28: Change from fossil Energy to Methanol

„At  COP21 in 2015, the world agreed to limit global warming to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels by 2050. To remain on target, science tells us that emissions must be halved by 2030. We only have another seven years to meet that goal. COP28 UAE is a prime opportunity to rethink, reboot, and refocus the climate agenda“, says H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, President-Designate for COP28 UAE.


Newest book by Jean Pütz

Diplomatic Council member Jean Pütz has a special concern with this book. He wants to make a significant contribution to saving the climate without jeopardizing the industry and thus the prosperity of the population. To this end, he relies on concepts outside the mainstream. The science journalist speaks plainly – as his audience of millions is used to from his television programs and social media. He doesn't care about "political correctness". He classifies many measures propagated by politicians as populist and strictly rejects them because they do not lead to the desired goal.


A global Approach to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)

A report from the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development 2023

Scientific research increasingly takes place among global teams of researchers, creating networks that extend beyond national institutions and single disciplines (Wagner et al., 2015; UNCTAD, 2018). The growing technological complexity, the fast pace of technological change and the massive transformation brought by recent waves of innovation require a collaborative approach to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

From climate change to singularity

Thought Leadership

UN Data for Development

Prepared by the UNCTAD Secretariat for the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, 2023-2024 Inter-sessional Panel


17 frontier technologies that will change the world

The UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2023 examines 17 frontier technologies, defined as new and rapidly developing technologies that take advantage of digitalization and connectivity, which are divided into three broad categories:

(i) Industry 4.0 frontier technologies which include artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data, blockchain, 5G, 3D printing, robotics and drone technology,


The Power of Image on Nov. 17.

The Diplomatic Council is among the collaborating partners of the "International Protocol & Soft Skills Conference: The Power of Image". This will take place on Nov. 17 in the form of two online conferences: 1-4 p.m. in English, 5-8 p.m. in Spanish.


DCISE has been established

The Diplomatic Council (DC) has established the Global Committee for Innovation, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship + Education (DCISE). Dato Steve Cheah has been promoted as the Chairman of DCISE. He receives support from the the Diplomatic Council Mission Board CLMTV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam).