EUCLID Secretary General confirmed for second term (16 April 2014)
EUCLID congratulates Secretary General
Syed Zahid Ali who was proposed and confirmed for a second term in office effective 16 April 2014. This reappointment acknowledges the tremendous accomplishments of the organization under the leadership of the Secretary General. Mr Syed Zahid Ali had been appointed under the terms of EUCLID's constitutive charter with legal effect on 16 April 2008 for a 6-year term which expired on 16 April 2014. Under the provisions of the Statutes, Mr Syed Zahid Ali was reappointed for a second term in office.
EUCLID supports upcoming Gambia Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority
EUCLID congratulates the Ministry of Higher
Education of its Headquarters, under the leadership of newly appointed Permanent Secretary Dr Cherno Omar Barry, for its active support to legalize and implement the AQAA framework by the end of 2014. EUCLID is pleased to be in a position to support the implementation of this important process for all Gambia-based institutions. Like the United Nations University which is adding the national system of the headquarters State to its existing multilateral treaty-based accreditation, EUCLID indicates its readiness to obtain formal AQAA certification by the end of 2014.
EUCLID congratulates Institutional High Steward Niyonzima on UNSC vote
EUCLID congratulates its Institutional
High Steward Ambassador Herménégilde Niyonzima, in his role as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Burundi to the United Nations, on the occasion of his intervention before the UN Security Council which resulted in a positive vote in line with Burundi's request to end the UN mission in the country, and which acknowledges the return to peace, stability and democracy in Burundi.
21 January 2014
EUCLID faculty member meets with Pope Francis, presents letters
EUCLID congratulates Fr Jose Kuruvachira
on the occasion of his recent meeting with Pope Francis held at the Vatican on January 9th 2014. The Pope had invited our distinguished EUCLID faculty member to mark Fr Jose Kuruvachira's ordination jubilee and personally received a letter about EUCLID's important work in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.
16 January 2014
EUCLID and IDB (Islamic Development Bank) sign partnership agreement
The EUCLID Secretariat announced today that
EUCLID has signed an agreement with the Islamic Development Bank to become an IsDB partner and to help promote its Business Plan Competition.
EUCLID initiates ACUNS Institutional Membership and NY events
The EUCLID Secretariat announced today that
it has completed institutional membership process with the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and is fully committed to leverage its high level relationships in New York to foster engagement between the United Nations stakeholders and higher education institutions.
Photo above: EUCLID's Robin van Puyenbroeck, panel speaker at the Eurozone in Crisis event at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, May 2013.
05 December 2013
EUCLID issues statement on situation in Central African Republic
The EUCLID Secretariat and Senior Management
Team express their grief at the news of the tragic death toll in the Central African Republic, and welcome the United Nations Security Council's decision to authorize a French military intervention to immediately restore civil order. Mindful of the inter-religious dimensions taken by the conflict, EUCLID condemns any and all such violence, and hopes for a prompt return to peace and harmony between the two fraternal communities. EUCLID expresses its ongoing concern, support and care for its friends and colleagues whose situation in Bangui has been extremely difficult, and never forgets the importance of its historic roots and original headquarters, as well as its standing ties with the University of Bangui. EUCLID takes this occasion to mention and praise the remarkable inter-religious harmony and stability experience in the Gambia where its new headquarters have been established with outstanding government support.
06 November 2013
EUCLID Headquarters State completes post Headquarters procedures at United Nations and UNESCO
EUCLID is grateful to the Government of The Gambia for the completion of several key
procedures related to the implementation of the headquarters agreement signed in 2013, including its registration with the United Nations Treaty Section, and EUCLID's updated registration with the UN Human Resources Directorate and with UNESCO.
EUCLID's Under-Secretary General in New York, Mr Robin Van Puyenbroeck, in his capacity of Vice-President of the United Nations Association of New York, was pleased to invite and host H.E. Dr Mamadou Tangara, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Gambia, as well as H.E. Roubani Kaambi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Comoros (EUCLID's Diplomatic High Steward), at the UNA-NY Annual Gala whose guest of honor was former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Photo above: From left: UNA-NY Executive Vice President Robin van Puyenbroeck; UNA-NY Treasurer Dr. Peter Rajsingh; UNA-NY President Abid Qureshi; former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright; 2013 Honoree Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman and CEO of BMW Group; and UNA-NY Executive Director Ann Nicol.
Photo above: Ambassador Mamadou Tangara at the UNA gala, seated at the table of Robin van Puyenbroeck, UNA-NY Vice President and EUCLID USG.
EUCLID is pleased to announce the launch of a new graduate program focused on International Public Health. This comprehensive, rigorous and fully-documented program will prepare future civil servants
engaged in international public health issues including HIV/AIDS, Malaria and intergovernmental cooperation. EUCLID is especially pleased with the truly international dimension of the faculty group, and with the relevant focus on critical public health issues in the global south.
Open enrollment is scheduled to start on 11 November 2013.
23 September 2013 - updated November 2013
UNGA opens; EUCLID congratulates Dr Tangara on presentation of UN credentials
The EUCLID Senior Management Team presents its congratulations to H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara, previously Minister of Higher Education, who
was recently appointed by H.E. President Jammeh as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the United Nations. Dr Tangara was the signatory for the government of The Gambia of the EUCLID instruments of participation and headquarters agreement, and will receive EUCLID's full support in fulfilling this highly visible function in New York.
Photo above: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Dr Mamadou Tangara, new Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations.
The EUCLID Secretary-General, who is also the depositary of the intergovernmental agreements registered with the United Nations under Article 102 of the Charter, is pleased to confirm that the full text
and signatures of UNTS 49006 and 49007 have now been published on the official web site of the United Nations. Secretary-General Syed Zahid Ali noted that Gambia's instrument of participation (2012) together with the headquarters agreement (2013) are due to be filed in September 2013. Uganda and Vanuatu did not submit their confirmations on time to be included in the UNTS filing of December 2010, without prejudice to their status as Participating States.
Photo above: A Gambia UNTS action photographed in 2008, non-EUCLID related, with the flag of The Gambia displayed on main screen.
EUCLID HLD returns from The Gambia, finalizes new HQ Agreement
The EUCLID Secretary General is pleased to report that the host country and headquarters agreement with the Government of The Gambia has been concluded with immediate
operational effect. Between June 25 and 28, at the invitation of the Government of The Gambia, the Secretary General headed the High Level Delegation which also included the EUCLID Institutional High Steward Ambassador Niyonzima as well as Under Secretary-General R. van Puyenbroeck.
During the visit, the High Level Delegation was received at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST), at the UNESCO National Commission, at the University of The Gambia, at the Social Security Administration, and met Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff. The Host Country agreement which regulates the diplomatic status of EUCLID was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs with effect on 24 July 2013, The Honourable Susan Waffa-Ogoo, and will be filed with the United Nations Treaty Section according to established procedures.
Host Country / Headquarters Agreement (July 2013) Official Circular issued in application of HQ Agreement Updated UNESCO filings and documents
Above: EUCLID Secretary General and The Honourable Dr. Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Higher Education, seen signing the Academic Headquarters agreement (Kotu, June 27-28, 2013)
UPDATE: 12 April 2013
EUCLID Head of Mission in Lebanon reports on high level meetings
The EUCLID Secretary General is pleased to report on the high level meetings held by the EUCLID Head of Mission in Lebanon and to the Arab League, Mr. Nicolas Badaoui.
Mr. Badaoui was personally received by the newly appointed Prime Minister, H.E. Tammam Salam and offered his congratulations on behalf of the EUCLID Secretary General (photo below). Mr Badaoui was also received by H.E. Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai (second photo below) and held discussion with senior Arab League official and former Ambassador to UNESCO, H.E. Nassif Hitti.
UPDATE: 19 February 2013
EUCLID releases 2012 Annual Reports in English and French
The EUCLID Secretary-General announced today the official release of the 2012 Annual Reports which are now available in PDF format.
According to the Statutes and to the now established practice, the printed copies will be distributed to the Ministers of Education, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representatives to the UN, and Permanent Representatives to UNESCO / National UNESCO Commissions.
Annual Report In English Annual Report In French
UPDATE: 16 January 2013
EUCLID welcomes letter from United Nations regarding WHED categorization and recognition of accreditation
Following the request by Ambassador Doubane to ensure that the intergovernmental universities not hitherto listed in the WHED system should be formally included in the UN Inspira Database, the United Nations has coordinated with UNESCO/IAU to ensure that these institutions would be visible in WHED in 2013. The letter from the United Nations is also a formal statement that "both IAU/UNESCO and the UN Secretariat recognize Euclide- Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions ... as being accredited." (0218/RCA/MP/ONU-12, dated 10 December 2012).