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The lead youth global organization for diplomacy in the Philippines, building the future of the world.
Background and history of the Diplomatic League
It was formally established 08 May 2015 with the signing of the Diplomatic League Declaration with the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of United Nations and Other International Organizations and seven universities offering international affairs, i.e. Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila, University of Santo Tomas, Philippine Women’s University, College of Saint Benilde, De La Salle University Manila, and Miriam College at the DFA’s Grand Ballroom (Bulwagang Apolinario Mabini). It was established with the idea of bringing together all universities and students of international affairs in the Philippines. It was observed that there is no such national organization yet that existed despite the importance of the course and years of presence of the degree.
After the founding success the Diplomatic League have soared to success in different aspects, have organized conventional programs for the students of diplomacy, e.g. Model United Nations Academy (training the students regarding the real United Nations process from official UN Agencies not the simulation processes of different institutions organizing Model UNs), Foreign Policy Recommendation (first time that the students of diplomacy made a formal recommendation to the Department of Foreign Affairs regarding the direction of the Philippine Foreign Policy), Diplomatic Ball: Latin Night (a social gathering for students of diplomacy to widen their network and linkages, furthermore, five embassies were invited to grace the gathering i.e. Panama, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, and Mexico). In also one year the Diplomatic League reached national presence for having members from Mindanao, the membership of seven grew to more than 15 both observers and official members.
In light to these developments, the Diplomatic League now is adopting a new framework which will make the organization more inclusive, participatory, and individual focused. It is opening its membership to individuals, delegations of 12, and organizations regardless of any course or focus as long as they have the passion for diplomacy. It will continue it’s staunch partnership with it’s linkages, e.g. different embassies in the Philippines, different embassies of the Philippines in other countries, United Nations Country Team, United Nations Humanitarian Country Team, United Nations Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Information Centre, Community of Practice for Humanitarian, Department of Foreign Affairs, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, National Youth Commission, etc.
From DFA Office of United Nations and Other International Organizations, it is now it is formally and strategically anchored under the different embassies of the Department all over the world primarily Philippine Embassy in Wellington.
Structure of the Diplomatic League
The Diplomatic League globally is divided into four organs for efficient and effective operations and management; the Secretariat which is the overall management of the organization; Regional Councils which are composed of different delegations that have agreed to form a region; Executive Council which is the exclusive Council for international affairs organizations; and General Assembly as the individual volunteer diplomats body.