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EUCLID is a specialized intergovernmental organization established in 2008, holding a university mandate and charter published in the United Nations Treaty Series (certificates 49006/49007).

It is among the world's few "international / intergovernmental" universities, and a full member in good standing of the key academic bodies, including the Academic Council on the United Nations Systems (ACUNS), UN Academic Impact, and the Association of African Universities (EUCLID's headquarters being in Banjul, Gambia).

Among other services, EUCLID offers specialized distance-learning and online distance learning programs to government-sponsored as well as general public students. Its goal is to prepare "expert leaders for international civil service and global careers." EUCLID's academic motto is "Let us also hear the other side (Audi et alteram partem in Latin)" and its vision statement for students development and preparation, both government-sponsored and general public is: "Become Globalized."





EUCLID's flagship program is its standard-setting online master in diplomacy and international affairs, or MDIA which has qualified many diplomats globally. EUCLID also offers doctoral-level programs in diplomacy, sustainable development and international public health, as well as a new joint degree program in international public administration.

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EUCLID Cloud 09 June 2016


The Permanent Delegations of The Gambia and Central African Republic to UNESCO jointly invited a select number of Permanent Delegations to attend an exclusive lecture presented by EUCLID's international faculty coordinator Pr Cleenewerck on the theme of interfaith harmony and higher education, with a focus on the African region and the 2017 UN interfaith harmony week.

The presentation took place in Paris (1 rue Miollis) at the UNESCO Circle of Delegates meeting room and was attended by representatives (including ambassadors) of Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia. The Permanent Observer of the Holy See had also received the delegation on the previous day.

Above: Delegates to UNESCO for Saudi Arabia, Gambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Chad, Mali, Cameroon, Central African Republic. Photo taken at the Circle of Delegates conference room, UNESCO 1 rue Miollis in Paris, 09 June 2016.

EUCLID Cloud 01 June 2016


Above: The new building in the Georgetown area that is now home to the EUCLID Washington DC executive office.

EUCLID has relocated its Washington DC executive office to the Georgetown area, at 1101 30th Street NW (5th floor). The phone number remains unchanged but will not be answered during the month-long transfer period, thus until June 30th, 2016. The DC office only serves the embassies and diplomatic missions of the EUCLID Participating States based in Washington DC and New York.

EUCLID Cloud 20 April 2016


Above: His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan congratulates EUCLID's Pr Laurent Cleenewerck who had delivered the keynote address after HRH Prince Ghazi. The EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali is seen between them and was standing at the right side of the king..

As announced in March 2016, a EUCLID delegation was invited to travel to Amman, Jordan, to receive the First Prize of the 2016 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week at the hand of its patron, H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. EUCLID’s international faculty coordinator, Pr Laurent Cleenewerck, who had authored a landmark academic paper on interfaith theological dialogue released during the week-long events, was invited to deliver a speech to the distinguished audience. EUCLID’s Secretary General, Syed Zahid Ali, was the first to be called to receive the gold medal from the hand of the king who commended EUCLID for being so recognized. The event, as well as EUCLID’s recognition, was largely covered in the Jordanian and international press, as well as in Orthodox Christian outlets who reported on the important participation of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, H.B. Theophilos III.

Above: EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali with HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan, Personal Envoy and Special Advisor of the King of Jordan.

For more press coverage:

EUCLID Cloud 07 Avril 2016



EUCLID has been officially notified that its MBA in Sustainable Development program has been ranked #1 by the independent http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/ website. The article entitled "The 23 Best Online MBA Programs In Sustainability" assessed various programs on the basis of affordability, flexibility and academic reputation. Other ranked programs included University of Colorado—Denver, UMass Dartmouth, Marylhurst University, Walden University and Presidio Graduate School.

For more information:http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/top/online-mba-sustainability-programs/

World Interfaith Harmony WeekEUCLID Cloud 1 April 2016


EUCLID's International Faculty Coordinator, Pr Laurent Cleenewerck, was invited by the President-elect of the Central African Republic, Pr Faustin Touadera, to attend his investiture in Bangui on March 30th, 2016. Since 2005 and the inception of the "Euclid" initiative, the two men had developed a lasting friendship as well as helped foster a strong multilevel cooperation between EUCLID and the government of the Central African Republic, a country which is finally entering a new era of peace and redevelopment through democrocy and the rule of law.

Pr Cleenewerck attended the investiture in the VIP area alongside several heads of states and high level delegations from the United States, France, and the European Union. He was received the next day at the President's residence and also spent valuable time with Pr Simplice Sarandji, newly appointed Prime Minister, and Mr Firmin Ngrebada, newly appointed Minister Chief of Staff to the new President.

On the occasion of his first visit to Bangui, the International Faculty Coordinator was deputized by the Secretary General to sign an updated cooperation agreement with the University of Bangui to reinforce the operations of the historic headquarters and to develop joint and dual degree programs.

Above: EUCLID IFC with President Touadera, private visit on 31 March 2016

Above: EUCLID IFC with Rector Abdoulaye Sepou at the University of Bangui, on 31 March 2016

For more information: Presidency of the Central African Republic

World Interfaith Harmony WeekEUCLID Cloud 21 March 2016


EUCLID has been officially notified that it has been awarded the first prize of the 2016 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week events.

A High Level EUCLID delegation will travel to Amman, Jordan, to receive the gold medal and the prize from His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan. The entire EUCLID is grateful that its courageous efforts in the area of inter-religious dialogue and diplomacy have been recognized at such a high level and by such a distinguished panel of judges.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February, every year, will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

For more information: Official World Interfaith Harmony Week announcement

World Interfaith Harmony WeekEUCLID Cloud 17 March 2016


EUCLID has officially announced it will be represented, at the invitation of President-elect Touadera of the Central African Republic, at the investiture ceremony which will take place on March 30th in Bangui.

EUCLID's international faculty coordinator, who has been a long-time friend of the President-elect since his days as rector of the University of Bangui at the inception of the "Euclid" initiative, will represent the organization and meet with the current rector of the University of Bangui to strengthen the cooperation between the two institutions.

For more information: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

World Interfaith Harmony WeekEUCLID Cloud 26 January 2016


EUCLID has officially announced its active participation in the UN-sponsored World Interfaith Harmony Week, with events to take place around the world through EUCLID-sponsored coordinators. The focus of the events will be promoted a better understand of the landmark "A Common Word" document, with encounters scheduled in several locations around the world.

Official UN Week banner

Mindful of its intergovernmental mandate to foster inter-religious dialogue and diplomacy, EUCLID has launched a dedicated web site, at http://interfaith.euclid.int which is being launched in conjuction with the announcement and implementation of the Interfaith Harmony Week events. Please visit these pages again by 01/30/2016 for an updated schedule of all confirmed events.

The EUCLID event entry is posted on the official WIHW site at http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/events-2016/ with the specific entry at:


Flag of Sierra LeoneEUCLID Cloud 07 December 2015


The EUCLID Secretary General has approved the nomination presented by Datuk Agung Sidayu, Honorary Consul of Sierra Leone in Indonesia and Timor-Leste, calling for the recognition of Minister Alpha Kanu’s outstanding contribution to the governance of the Sierra Leone, especially during the recent time of crisis dealing with the Ebola Outbreak. As a result, Datuk Agung Sidayu will be travelling to Freetown to represent the EUCLID Secretary General and to present the speech and award to Minister Kanu.

The convocation is to take place on December 19 in the afternoon, at the Mary Henrietta Kingsley Auditorium of the University of Sierra Leone.

For more information on this award and event, please read the full article at http://cocorioko.info/alpha-kanu-has-the-intellectual-nous-and-pedigree-for-his-honorary-ph-d-degree/

Photo above: Minister Alpha Kanu is seen visiting the campus of FBC University of Sierra Leone with the Vice-Chancellor.

Carnegie Council Ethics DayEUCLID Cloud 23 October 2015

UNA/NY Gala: EUCLID's Robin van Puyenbroeck with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

On the occasion of the annual UNA/NY (United Nations Association, New York) Gala (UN DAY 2015 Humanitarian Awards Gala Dinner), EUCLID's Under Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck, in his capacity as UNA/NY Vice-President, was privileged to greet H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.

Photo above: UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon (left), UNA/NY Vice-President and EUCLID Under Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck at the UN DAY 2015 Humanitarian Awards Gala Dinner (New York, 22 October 2015)

For more information: http://unanyc.org/about/award_dinner.html

Carnegie Council Ethics DayEUCLID Cloud 03 October 2015

EUCLID participates in Global Ethics Day, October 16, 2015 organized by the Carnegie Council

EUCLID is pleased to announce that it will be officially participating in and promoting the Carnegie Council's second annual Global Ethics Day.

The initiative encourages academic institutions around the world, including in our network, to use this day to hold events, such as lectures, film screenings, debates, panel discussions, or other educational activities to explore the quest for a global ethic.

For more information: Announcement page with list of participating institutions

CAFRAD logoEUCLID Cloud 23 July 2015

Update on EUCLID participation in key international networks

EUCLID is pleased to announce that it has been formally approved for participation / membership in GRLI (Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative) and GUIDE (Global Universities in Distance Education), two leading international networks of higher education institutions.


With these participations, EUCLID continues to be one of the most interconnected and globally engaged institution of higher education in the world, leveraging its intergovernmental status to act as interface and partners to governments, universities and global networks.

For more information: EUCLID Participations and Memberships page

CAFRAD logoEUCLID Cloud 22 July 2015

EUCLID publishes "Binding and Non-Binding Instruments in Intergovernmental Relations" guidebook for diplomats and international relations scholars

EUCLID released today the first edition of its much-anticipated practical and scholarly handbook on binding and non-binding instruments in the context of heightened interest in this issue, for instance in light of the recent Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 and Iran (photo on cover). Four EUCLID faculty members have collaborated to make this project and important contribution possible.

The 190 page book is available on Amazon.com in Kindle and 6x9 print format.

Above: Front side cover the book as released in July 2015.

Related Link: Tollefsen Law

CAFRAD logoEUCLID Cloud 16 June 2015

EUCLID Secretary reports on meetings in The Hague and Paris

The EUCLID Secretary General, Mr Syed Zahid Ali, travelled to The Hague (Netherlands) and Paris (France) to attend an ACUNS conference and hold meetings with several senior Participant States officials as well as EUCLID's IFC/OCC.

Above: SG Ali with the ACUNS Chairman and President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice

Above: SG Ali with H.E. Hanna Simon, Ambassador of the State of Eritrea to France and UNESCO.

Above: SG Ali with H.E. Yusupha Alieu Kah, Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia to France and UNESCO.

Above: SG Ali (left) with Mr. Désiré Baboula, Deputy Permanent Delegate of the Central African Republic to UNESCO (center), and Pr. Laurent Cleenewerck (EUCLID IFC/OCC) (right).

CAFRAD logoEUCLID Cloud 27 March 2015 | Updated 13 April 2015

EUCLID and CAFRAD sign Memorandum of Understanding and launch Joint Degree Program

The EUCLID Secretary General, Mr Syed Zahid Ali, is pleased to announce the signature of two agreements with CAFRAD, an intergovernmental organization serving 36 Member States with a mandate in Public Administration. The two organizations will now offer a joint MPA program specialized in International Public Administration to support capacity building and higher education options in the sector. CAFRAD is the main regional partner of the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN).

Update (04/13/2015): Joint Degree MOA has been approved and filed by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHERST).

Finalized Memorandum of Understanding

Finalized Memorandum of Agreement

CAFRAD official site

COMESA LLPI logoEUCLID Cloud 11 March 2015

EUCLID and COMESA-LLPI sign umbrella Memorandum of Understanding

The EUCLID Secretary General, Mr Syed Zahid Ali, is pleased to announce the signature of an umbrella Memorandum of Understanding with COMESA-LLPI, an intergovernmental organization serving 9 Member States and affiliated to COMESA, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. The two organizations have, in this framework, plans to develop a joint MBA program in Leather Commerce of Industry to support capacity building and economic development in the sector.

Finalized Memorandum of Understanding


COMESA official site | COMESA LLPI official site

COMESA LLPI Post / Article on EUCLID

UNWTO logoEUCLID Cloud 28 February 2015

EUCLID Head of Mission meets with UNWTO Secretary General

During the week of February 23, 2015, Nicolas Badaoui, EUCLID Head of Mission in Lebanon and to the Arab League met with H.E. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization to discuss possible cooperation avenues between the two intergovernmental bodies.Mr Badaoui is photographed below with Mr Rifai (center) and the Minister of Tourism of Lebanon, Michel Pharaon (right)

Nicolas Badaoui UNWTO photo

Juan AvilaEUCLID Cloud 28 January 2015

EUCLID welcomes Ambassador Juan Avila as High Steward

The Secretary General is pleased to welcome H.E. Dr Juan Avila, an academic and diplomat with the rank of Ambassador at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, as newly appointed EUCLID High Steward.

EUCLID faculty featured as authors in ACUNS Journal (09/23/2014):

This article is also featured on the website of the United Nations Association (New York)

Hanna Simon News

EUCLID Cloud Alumni

EUCLID congratulates MDIA graduate on appointment as ambassador (28 July 2014)

EUCLID congratulates MDIA graduate

and EUCLID alumnus Hanna Simon (Eritrea, '11) on the occasion of her appointment as Ambassador of Eritrea to France and to UNESCO. This appointment attests to the high-level network of EUCLID graduates serving as international civil servants.

Ambassador Hanna Simon with French President Hollande

Photo above: Ambassador Simon presenting her credentials to H.E. Francois Hollande, President of France.


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