Last October 24, 2015, the Philippines celebrated the 70th founding anniversary of the United Nations. An event was held at the SM Mall of Asia. The highlight of the event was the participation of the Philippines in the “Turn the world UN blue” campaign wherein the SM MOA globe was lighted UN blue, the first […]
The Diplomatic League is the lead organization and network for Philippine university and collegiate students of Diplomacy and International Relations. Currently the Diplomatic League is composed of 11 organizations all over the Philippines from different universities offering courses in diplomacy and international relations, and other related courses. The Diplomatic League was organized to coordinate all […]
Just arrived in Paris to join the Philippine team for UN Framework Convention for Climate Change – 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris led by the Climate Change Commission. President Benigno Aquino III is head of delegation, arriving tonight. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Climate Change team is drawn from […]
Diplomatic League Global Events
View-spirationFollowing last year’s success on the first ever Diplomatic Ball, members of the Diplomatic League once again dressed to the nines in this year’s ball, which was held on April 1st at the DFA-UNIO in Pasay. Entitled, “Latin Night”, this year’s theme paid homage to the Latin-American presence in the Philippines, with special guests from the Brazilian, Panamanian, Argentinian, Mexican, Peruvian and Venezuelan embassies. Indeed, guests took home with them a newfound appreciation for Latin-America, evident in the smiles that were plastered on their faces upon leaving.
Event HorizonThe Diplomatic League hosted its first summit at the Department of Foreign Affairs, which entailed Philippine Foreign Policy Recommendations made by Diplomacy students. As the primary organization of International Affairs students in the Philippines, Diplomatic League aims to be the voice of the youth in these kinds of matters. D-League President, Mr. Christian Mark A. Cardenas reiterated, “The best way we will be heard, is through collective voice.” Attended by Diplomatic League member schools, observer schools, and guests from Ateneo de Zamboanga University and University of Southern Mindanao, various Foreign Policy recommendations were presented in the aforementioned event.
Dream BigApril 4-5, 2016 marked the first ever Model United Nations Academy (MUNAc) of the Diplomatic League, held at the Bulwagang Apolinario Mabini – DFA Main Office, Pasay City. The theme of this year’s MUNAc is “Redefining Model UN Practice in the Philippines.” This event served to enrich the knowledge on actual working procedures of the United Nations conferences. Together with the Department of Foreign Affairs – UNIO and UN Country Team, MUNAc was also graced by prominent diplomats who have worked in the UN system: Ambassador Rosario Manalo (Commission on the Status of Women & Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women), Ambassador Lauro Baja (UN Security Council President 2004,2006), and Ambassador Libran Cabactulan (2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference). Other speakers were UNIO Director Donna Feliciano-Gatmaitan (CSW), Teresa Dubuque & Soojin Chen (UN Information Center) and Atty. Trisa Kintanar-Camacho from Rotary International Club of Jose P. Rizal Makati.
Diplomatic League Meetings and Assemblies
View-spirationPhilippine Ambassador to New Zealand and diplomacy.ph Secretary General Amb. Jesus R.S. Domingo, urged diplomacy students to unravel the diplomats within them through the perspective of “universal diplomacy” in the Diplomatic League Regional Assembly held at the Federal Restaurant, Makati City last October 29. The ambassador discussed on the students the three tracks present in diplomacy; Track one – dealing with governments, Track two concerning sectorals, and Track three, entailing people-to-people relations. Amb. Domingo further elaborated on the concept of Universal diplomacy, a perspective that all three tracks are equally important as what Traditional Diplomacy gives little importance to the two remaining tracks. The universal perspective on diplomacy manifests that everyone is a potential diplomat, the Ambassador had stated.
Event HorizonThe Diplomatic League had another successful event, a seminar on Multilateral Negotiations with Mr. Miguel R. Bautista Chief of Group Liason United Nations Conference on Trade and Development as speaker. The seminar served as preparation for the officers of the D League in future events to be hosted. Special thanks to Mr. Miguel R. Bautista and UNIO Assistant Secretary Gary Domingo.
Dream BigThe Diplomatic League Executive Council convened a meeting at Ateneo de Manila University to discuss numerous programs and events this coming couple of months. After the meeting it convened its Second Executive Council Session and adopted two resolutions establishing two relevant committees of the Diplomatic League. We would like to express our appreciation to Ateneo for generously providing a venue for our Meeting and Session. The students of diplomacy as one. This nation is about to be shaken by the Diplomatic League.
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