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News, Events and Webcasts (2011)

 

 

11/21/2011: EUCLID completes registration of constitutive agreements with United Nations Treaty Section

Depositary notice: posted 21 November 2011
Action by: United Nations Treaty Section

Link to UNTS Database
Certificates of Registration

06/11/2011: EUCLID Assistant Secretary General meets Prime Minister Touadéra (Category: Institutional)

EUCLID's New York-based Assistant Secretariat General I. N. de Montfort was received today by His Excellency Faustin Touadéra of the Central African Republic on the occasion of his visit to the United Nations. The Assistant Secretary General began her report by presenting a copy of the letter signed in February 2005 by the Prime Minister when he was Rector of the University of Bangui in which he had approved the original "Euclid" initiative. A formal review of what has been accomplished between 2005 and 2011 was presented to the Prime Minister and his Deputy Chief of Cabinet, including the recent conclusion of EUCLID's listing by the IAU and the participation of Timor-Leste.

Ambassador Toihiri, EUCLID's High Steward and Chairman of the Board of Advisors and Permanent Representative of the Comoros, was unable to attend due to pressing commitments but delivered a personal letter to the Prime Minister through the good offices of Ms de Montfort.

arrow Photo of Prime Minister Touadera's meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (06/09/2011)
arrow UN lecture (video) by Prime Minister Touadera at HIV Summit (06/08/2011)

06/08/2011: EUCLID Officials complete historical lecture visit in Russia (Category: Institutional / Academic)

EUCLID Commissioners Colin Evans and Darren Evans have become the first British Docents to be invited to lecture at the Faculty of International Relations of the prestigious Lobachevsky State Research University of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.

The event was described as “Historic” by Dr. Oleg Kolobov, Dean of Studies of the Faculty.

The lecture tour was delivered to undergraduate students, master degree candidates and doctoral degree candidates.

Topics covered included EUCLID and its aims and missions, the non-static nature of Diplomacy and International Relations, Aims of Diplomacy as per the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Diplomatic Immunity, Cultural Diplomacy, Personal Diplomacy and Communication Skills, and "Lost in Translation" issues.

06/01/2011: National Competent Bodies conclude IAU registration (Category: Institutional)

EUCLID is pleased to confirm that the national competent authorities and IAU have completed the HEI filing procedure and that EUCLID/E (Pôle Universitaire EUCLID) is now officially listed as an international institution in the International Handbook of Universities and the World Higher Education Database CD-ROM (WHED) published by the UNESCO-based International Association of Universities.

arrow IAU's listing of Institutions of Higher Learning

05/18/2011: EUCLID welcomes Timor-Leste as 11th Participating States (Category: Institutional)

The EUCLID Secretariat General announced today that the Democractic Republic of Timor-Leste - the first new independent state of the twenty-first century - became EUCLID's 11th Participating State with the signature of the instrument of participation by Minister of Education Joao Cancio Freitas.

arrow Official instrument of participation and approval

04/02/2011: Ambassador Mohamed Toihiri appointed EUCLID's second High Steward and Chairman of the Board of Advisors --- Meets with ASG Chad D'Amore (Category: Institutional)

EUCLID is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Mohamed Toihiri to the role of High Steward and Chairman of the Board of Advisors, effective 01 April 2011.

Photo Left: Assistant Secretary General Chad D'Amore visited Ambassador Toihiri at the Permanent Mission of the Comoros on April 6 and also took opportunity of this visit to UN Plaza to meet with Ambassador Fernand Poukré-Kono of the C.A.R.

Ambassador Toihiri has served as the Permanent Representative of the Union of the Comoros (Western Indian Ocean) to the United Nations since 2007.

arrow Letter of Acceptance by Ambassador Toihiri
arrow Ambassador Toihiri's Biography

03/19/2011: EUCLID High Steward Ambassador Banny de Brum passes away (Category: Institutional)

The EUCLID Secretariat General was informed by the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands of the passing away of Ambassador de Brum who had served as EUCLID High Steward since 2009. The entire EUCLID family conveys its deepest condoleances to the family of the late ambassador as well as to the Government and People of the Marshall Islands.

arrow Communiqué from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RMI

03/14/2011: EUCLID signs joint-doctorate agreement with Universidad Rural de Guatemala (Category: Institutional)

The EUCLID Information Officer announced today the formalization of a joint doctorate agreement with the St Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute, an academic unit of the Universidad Rural de Guatemala, which may be of interest to theology students.

EUCLID / URG-OTI Agreement

02/18/2011: EUCLID Commissioner Colin Evans updates on meetings and interviews (Category: Institutional)

As part of his recent travel to various European capitals and to Geneva, EUCLID Commissioner Colin Evans held several meetings which are documented below. Prof Evans also gave interviews to Indian newspapers on the occasion of his return visit to India to follow-up on various initiatives. Two of the interviews can be found at the links provided below:

http://www.allindianewssite.com/9052/exclusive-interview-with-renowned-trade-diplomat-colin-evans

http://www.allindianewssite.com/9004/worlds-leading-freelance-diplomat-colin-evans-prepares-return-trip-to-india

Above: EUCLID Commissioner Colin Evans photographed with Bulgarian Diplomat Petko Draganov who is the Deputy Secretary-general of UNCTAD, The United Nations Conference in Trade and Development headquartered at Palais des Nations in Geneva Switzerland.

Above: Muhammad Khabir of the UNDP, The United Nations Development Programme pictured with EUCLID Commissioner Colin Evans following recent discussions on Sustainable Development opportunities in Afghanistan.

02/11/2011: New Rector of University of Bangui issues letter on joint EUCLID / University of Bangui degree issuance for LOT3 project (Category: Intergovernmental Educational Programs)

At the request of EUCLID, Dr Gustave Gustave Bobossi Sérégbé, rector of the University of Bangui (a member of the Euclid Consortium since 2006) clarified the joint degree arrangement to the Ministry of Education of Eritrea in view of the scheduled completion of the LOT3 program for which 59 graduations are expected.

Letter from Rector Bobossi Sérégbé

01/27/2011: EUCLID Commissioner Colin Evans meets Ambassador AWAD SAKINE of Chad (Category: Institutional)

As part of his recent visit to Brussels, EUCLID Commissioner Colin Evans met H.E. Mr Ahmat AWAD SAKINE, Ambassador of the Republic of Chad to the European Union, who had presented his credentials to President Van Rompuy on January 11. Since Chad is a beneficiary country through the agreement signed by the Minister of Education which applies to the Euclid Consortium, a constructive and fruitful discussion was held about EUCLID and its programs.

Evans had also recently met with Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Organization of the Islamic Conference's General Secretariat and former First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Office. The two officials discussed at length EUCLID and the OIC and how the 2 entities interact through the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the Joint Initiative pertaining to the three academic programs, specifically the MBA in Islamic Finance, the MBA in Islamic International Business and the Certified Islamic Finance Consultant program.

12/23/2010: EUCLID SG meets Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani (Category: Institutional)

In the sidelines of his visit to Karachi, Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani met with EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali.

12/10/2010: EUCLID ASG meets Burundi Foreign Minister in sidelines of UN visit (Category: Institutional)

In the sidelines of his intervention at the UN Security Council, His Excellency Augustin NSANZE, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi, held a meeting with Assistant Secretary General I.N. de Montfort at the Permanent Mission of Burundi in New York today to discuss the implementation of the EUCLID program for Burundi in 2011.

Below: Augustin Nsanze, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Burundi, addresses a meeting of the Security Council on the situation in his country. December 9, 2010 --- photo by Ryan Brown ---

11/11/2010: Burundi Foreign Minister appoints official EUCLID coordinator (Category: Institutional)

EUCLID's Secretariat announced today that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi, Augustin NSANZE, has formally appointed Ambassador Balthazar HABONIMANA as EUCLID coordinator attached to the Cabinet.

08/16/2010: EUCLID ASG meets with Permanent Representatives of Sierra Leone and Eritrea

EUCLID's Secretariat announced today that NY-based ASG I. N. de Montfort held meetings last week with the ambassadors of Sierra Leone and Eritrea to complete the legal clarification procedure initiated in May to apply for registration of the EUCLID agreements in the United Nations Treaty Series under Article 102 of the UN Charter. On this occasion, Ambassador Desta also signed the updated EUCLID framework agreement on behalf of the government of Eritrea. Ms de Montfort also discussed various support initiatives developed by EUCLID to better serve the needs of the Permanent Missions.

Above: ASG I. N. de Montfort (right) with H.E. Ambassador and Permanent Representative Shekou Touray, Counsellor Victoria Sulimani and Minister Plenipotentiary Leroy Kanu.

Above: ASG I. N. de Montfort (center) with H.E. Ambassador and Permanent Representative Araya Desta (left) and Counsellor / Deputy Permanent Representative Tesfa Seyoum.

08/19/2010: EUCLID SG calls for support on Pakistan emergency relief (Category: Relief and Development)

EUCLID's Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali returned to his office from several days of visit to the most sinistered areas of his native Pakistan. He hereby issues an urgent plea to any and all individuals and organizations to consider offering their support to the relief efforts. EUCLID will accept earmarked donations for this purpose but also recommends the following charities at the preference of the donors:

- International Red Cross and Red Crescent
- Islamic Relief USA
- International Orthodox Christian Charities

06/01/2010: Prime Minister signs EUCLID convention

EUCLID's Secretariat announced today the that His Excellency Faustin Touadéra, Prime Minister of the Government of the Central African Republic has approved the framework agreement that formalizes CAR's participation in EUCLID (Euclid University).

This approval is very significant because the Prime Minister was the Rector of the University of Bangui when the Euclid Consortium was established in 2006. The Euclid academic programs later on became the foundation of the EUCLID intergovernmental initiative.

Photo: Prime Minister Touadéra seen here with President Barack Obama in 2009.

Document: CAR Framework Agreement

 

05/27/2010: Benin Ministry of Foreign Affairs approves appointment of national coordinator

EUCLID announced today that the government of Benin has formally approved the appointment of a national coordinator in Cotonou to implement various support programs, notably in terms of technology support and specialized training.

Document: Benin communication

05/24/2010: EUCLID welcomes Burundi as Participating Party

EUCLID's Secretariat announced today the that His Excellency Augustin NSANZE, Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation of the Government of Burundi has approved the instrument of approval and participation that formalizes Burundi's participation in EUCLID (Euclid University).

Photo: Burundi's Foreign Minister Augustin NSANZE (right) seen here signing an international agreement in 2009.

Document: The Burundi participation instrument (to be updated upon receipt 05/26/2010)

05/24/2010: EUCLID opens New York office to better support Permanent Missions

EUCLID announced today the opening of an executive office located in New York to facilitate coordination with and support to the Permanent Missions:

EUCLID Representative Office to the Permanent Missions
369 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel.: 1 212-537-4048

05/11/2010: NY meeting several EUCLID participating parties representatives

His Excellency Ambassador Toihiri (Comoros) hosted today a meeting of several Permanent Representatives and Deputy Permanent Representatives aimed at discussing the process of registration of the EUCLID intergovernmental agreements. EUCLID was represented by Assistant Secretary General I. N. de Montfort.

Below: ASG I. N. de Montfort seen here with the PR of Sierra Leone, H.E. Sheikou Touray and the DPR of Eritrea, Tesfa Seyoum. Not all PMs represented at the meeting are seen on this photo taken in the sidelines of the meeting.

05/10/2010: EUCLID Commissioner meets Lesotho High Commissioner Prince Seeiso B. Seeiso

EUCLID Commissioner for Economic Development and Trade Diplomacy, Colin Evans, was received last week by His Royal Highness Prince Seeiso of Lesotho who is currently serving as High Commissioner of the Kingdom in London. The two officials discussed educational and developmental needs and initiatives relevant to Lesotho and possible participation in the EUCLID framework.

Above: EUCLID Commissioner Colin Evans with Lesotho's High Commissioner and Heir Apparent HRH Prince Seeiso

03/25/2010:

EUCLID University Press publishes:

"United Nations Peacekeeping: History, Challenges and the Call for Reform"

This essential study was authored by EUCLID faculty member Joao Tavares. It is immediately available via print on demand.

(ISBN: 978-0-557-38549-2).

02/17/2010: EUCLID appoints Colin Evans as Commissioner for Economic Development and Trade Diplomacy and Adjunct Professor of Trade Diplomacy

The Secretariat General announced today the appointment of Colin Evans as EUCLID Commissioner for Economic Development and Trade Diplomacy and Adjunct Professor of Trade Diplomacy.

Mr. Evans is widely recognized as the world's leading Commercial Diplomat. He is qualified in Portuguese Language and Culture at the University of Coimbra and he holds a Licentiateship (LCGI) and Graduateship (GCGI) in Leadership and Management from the City and Guilds of London Institute.

Faculty Profile

02/11/2010: EUCLID Appoint Ms. Nausheen Wasi as Assistant Secretary General for International Relations

01/07/2010: EUCLID High Steward Banny de Brum reappointed as RMI Ambassador to the United States; presents credentials to President Barack Obama

On November 4, 2009, RMI Ambassador Designate Banny de Brum met with President Barack Obama at the White House to present his Letter of Credence, appointing him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United States of America.

Ambassador de Brum is also the High Steward of EUCLID (Euclid University), having been appointed in February 2009. He has travelled in that capacity in early 2009, notably to launch the EUCLID/B&S LOT3 project with the Ministry of Education of Eritrea.

The EUCLID team presents its congratulations to Ambassador de Brum and his family.

12/18/2009: EUCLID announces 3 faculty appointments

EUCLID's International Faculty Coordinator Laurent Cleenewerck announced today the confirmed appointment of the following new faculty members for 2010:

Joao Henrique Tavares (Business Administration / International Affairs) [profile]

Right Rev. Dr. Zoran Vujisic (Bishop-Elect Andrew of Tralles)(Theology) [profile]

Dr. Charles W. C. Chan, Principal Instructor, (Islamic Business and Finance) [profile]


12/16/2009: EUCLID concludes Paris Convention Article 6ter procedures

The Secretary General's office announced today that the provisions of Article 1 of the EUCLID Framework Agreement have been fully implemented and that protection under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention has been confirmed for Euclid University (EUCLID) with publication by the World Intellectual Property Organization in the March 2010 database update.

WIPO letter of confirmation

11/27/2009: ICCI and EUCLID/IOSD sign extended framework agreement for joint initiative in global education

The Secretary General's office announced today that an extended and renewed framework agreement has been signed with ICCI (Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry) which places EUCLID's Master's degrees in Islamic Finance and International Business in the context of a joint initiative with scholarship support. ICCI is an affiliated institution of the Organization of the Islamic Conference which has 55 member states on 4 continents.

Above: EUCLID's SG Syed Zahid Ali and ICCI's ASG Attiya Nawazish Ali at the signing ceremony held at ICCI's headquarters, 25 November 2009.

Official ICCI Web site | Official OIC Web site

MOU between ICCI and EUCLID (Euclid University)/IOSD

09/25/2009: EUCLID signs agreement with ECOWAS

The Secretary General's office announced today that a memorandum of understanding has been signed with ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States / Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest) with entry into force as of September 25, 2009. The agreement, governed by international law, establishes a formal cooperation framework between the two organizations and facilitates access to EUCLID educational programs for ECOWAS staff. ECOWAS is a regional inter-governmental organization with 15 member states in West Africa.

As in the case of previous agreements with other intergovernmental institutions, the MOU confirms the academic accreditation of the programs offered by EUCLID and consolidates the role of EUCLID as strategic partner in sustainable development through capacity building and diplomatic training.

Biographical information for ECOWAS Commission / MOU Signatory: H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ibn CHAMBAS

Dr. Chambas, who was born on 7 December 1950, holds degrees in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon (B. A. 1973) and Cornell University, Ithaca New York (M. A. 1977; PhD 1980) and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio (J. D. 1984).

Dr. Chambas first entered Government in 1987 as Deputy Foreign Minister of Ghana. Between April 1997 and December 2000, Dr. Chambas was the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education. In that capacity he had direct responsibility for the country's five universities, ten polytechnics and agencies/institutions charged with the formulation of policies on higher education, accreditation and maintenance of standards in tertiary institutions. His working experience in the United States includes teaching at Oberlin College, and practicing law with The Greater Cleveland Legal Aid Society and the Cleveland, Ohio, Law Office of Forbes, Forbes and Teamor. Dr. Chambas served a four-year term (1997-2001) on the Cornell University Council, the first African to serve on the Council of the prestigious Ivy-league American University. He was re-elected for another four year term from 2003-2007.

MOU between ECOWAS and EUCLID (Euclid University)

08/31/2009: EUCLID SG signs agreement with University of the Comoros

On Monday 08/31, EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali held various meetings with senior officials of the government of the Comoros on the occasion of his official visit to Moroni.

In addition to his meeting with the Minister of Education H.E. Dr. Kamaliddine AFFRAITANE, Mr. Ali discussed various cooperation projects at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and visited the campus of the University of the Comoros. On this occasion, a cooperative agreement was signed between EUCLID and the University of the Comoros allowing the University to join the Euclid Consortium and to cooperate with EUCLID and other universities in capacity-building initiatives.

The Union of the Comoros is among the world's poorest countries and has a government dedicated to promoting accelerated and sustainable development by means of comprehensive international partnerships. The Comoros have been a EUCLID Participating Party since April 2009.

Above: EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali with University of the Comoros President Dr. Mohamed Rachadi Ibrahim signing the cooperative agreement in Moroni.

Below: Meeting with the Minister of Education H.E. Dr. Kamaliddine AFFRAITANE and MOE officials.

Press coverage in national newspaper
Official letter of invitation
MOU signed with University of the Comoros

08/31/2009: EUCLID delegation visits Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations and other Permanent Missions

On Thursday 08/27, a EUCLID delegation visited Uganda House - the location Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations - to offer and presentation and report on the EUCLID institutional framework which was approved in 2008 by Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa on behalf of the government of Uganda.

Uganda is currently serving on the UN Security Council (having held the Council's Presidency in July) and EUCLID's team reiterated the organization's commitment to support the capacity-building and educational efforts of the government and permanent mission.

The EUCLID delegation also held meetings at the Permanent Missions of the Comoros, Senegal, Eritrea and Sierra Leone, all of which are EUCLID Participating Parties.

Above: From left to right: Duncan Laki (First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Uganda), Mokhtar Boye (EUCLID Special Representative), H.E. Ambassador and Permanent Representative Ruhakana Rugunda, I. N. De Montfort (EUCLID Assistant Secretary General).

Biographical note: H.E. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, 61, is the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations. Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative in January 2009, a position he holds at Ministerial level, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda was the Minister of Internal Affairs (2003-2009). He has extensive and varied experience in government and public service having held several portfolios as Minister of Water and Environment (2001-2003), Minister for Presidency (1998-2001), Minister of Information (1996-1998), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1994-1996), Minister of Works, Transport and Communications (1988-1994), and Minister of Health (1986-1988), among others.

Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations

07/15/2009: EUCLID - IOSD Representative for Ghana / Nigeria releases report from Electoral Observer missions

The report is available at http://www.iosd.org/reports/july2009.pdf

Ihemadu was also in Ghana for the visit of US President Barak Obama and was interviewed by several print and media news outlets.

Above: EUCLID IOSD Head of Mission Timothy Ihemadu (center, behind EU observer) with EU, AU and IOSD observers. IOSD, a EUCLID institute, has contributed to electoral transparency and democratization in Africa since 2006.

05/01/2009: State of Eritrea communicates EUCLID agreement to United Nations Secretariat General for Registration and Publication

EUCLID Secretary-General Syed Zahid Ali announced today that the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea headed by Ambassador Araya Desta has communicated the instructions of the government of Eritrea, in the form of an optional protocol, to the UN Treaty Section for the registration and publication of the EUCLID MOU by the United Nations Secretariat General in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter. This process is an important step to ensure the transparency of EUCLID's charter and statutes. The instrument approved in April 2009 by the Comoros (see below) also included the specific mention "and for registration and publication of the present agreement by the UN Secretariat General."

Letter of instructions and Optional Protocol

UN information on Article 102 registrations

04/13/2009: EUCLID welcomes Union of Comoros as new Participating Party

EUCLID Secretary-General Syed Zahid Ali announced today that the government of the Union of the Comoros, an Indian Ocean island state, represented by H.E. Mohamed Toihiri, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, approved the standard instrument to participate in EUCLID.

While the special participation of CAR remains a pre-approved possibility, this participation formally brings EUCLID Phase 2 to a close.

[Left: H.E. Mohamed Toihiri, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, is shown here signing and sealing the standard EUCLID MOU on behalf of the government of the Union of the Comoros.]

EUCLID MOU Comoros

Government of the Union of the Comoros (Presidency)

03/24/2009: Ambassador Banny de Brum, EUCLID High Steward and Chairman of the Board of Advisors concludes delegation visit to Eritrea

Ambassador Banny de Brum headed a EUCLID delegation to Asmara which was related with a EU financed initiative for which EUCLID was selected as educational partner by the Ministry of Education of Eritrea. During the course of his official visit, Ambassador de Brum met with several senior officials, including H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs Osman Saleh as well as the President of the University of Asmara.

Above: Ambassador de Brum conducts an orientation meeting for a EU funded initiative to train 60 ministry of education staff members, a project entrusted to EUCLID / Euclid Consortium. EUCLID's High Steward (center with red tie) is seen here with Eritrea's Minister of Education H.E. Semere Russom. At the far left of the photograph is seen the Permanent Representative of the European Union to Eritrea and at the far right is Chad D'Amore, EUCLID International Student Coordinator.

Report and Photos at the Diplomatic Monitor

Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations

02/20/2009: Secretary General announces appointment of Ambassador Banny De Brum as EUCLID High Steward and Chairman of the Board of Advisors


Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali officially announced the appointment of Ambassador Banny de Brum as High Steward and Chairman of the Board of Advisors.

Banny de Brum served as Ambassador of the Marshall Islands to the United States in Washington DC between 1996 and 2008. He is well and favorably known by US agencies for his collaborative work, notably as chairman of the Washington Pacific Committee.

He and his wife Honor reside near the federal capital.

02/20/2009: EUCLID releases updated Global Economics Outlook Webcast / Press Briefing

EUCLID has released its Global Economic Outlook (GEO) update (02/2009) Webcast and Press Briefing.

This GEO will be updated in April/May 2009.

EUCLID GEO 022009 Working Paper (PDF)
Download the WMV [27 MB]

 

02/01/2009: EUCLID welcomes Republic of Senegal as new Participating Party

EUCLID Secretary-General Syed Zahid Ali announced today that the government of Senegal, represented by H.E. Abdoulaye Faye, Minister of State to the President of the Republic, approved the standard instrument to participate in EUCLID. The Secretary-General also expressed his appreciation for the work accomplished by EUCLID's representative in Senegal, Ms. Lala Fall.

EUCLID MOU Senegal

01/16/2009: EUCLID announced Global Economics Outlook Update Webcast and Press Briefing

11/07/2008: EUCLID/IOSD Secretary General attends annual Ministerial level ICCI conference

EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali (seen on left-most seat in the above photograph) attended the annual conference of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry held in Damascus, Syria, during the first week of November. As session leader, Mr. Ali presented an update on the activites of the organization since his announcement of EUCLID Phase 2 at the ICCI Conference of Qatar (January 2008) which resulted in the participation of EUCLID's four founding Parties. EUCLID's activities in a number of areas, including inter religious diplomacy, where also discussed in the Secretary General's meetings with various government ministers in the sidelines of the conference.

[Above: SG S. Z. Ali with Syria Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdallah al-DARDARI]

The Islamic Chamber is an affiliated organ of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and represents the private sector of 57 member countries. It aims at strengthening closer collaboration in the field of trade, commerce, information technology, insurance/reinsurance, shipping, banking, promotion of investment opportunities and joint ventures in the member countries. Sierra Leone and Uganda are OIC/ICCI member states.

[Above: SG S. Z. Ali with Uganda Minister Gender, Labor and Social Affairs Syda BUMBA]

10/02/2008: EUCLID releases Global Economics Outlook Webcast and Press Briefing

In response to a directive issued by Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali and in order to provide an advisory report to the Participating States and interested parties, EUCLID has released its first Global Economic Outlook (GEO) Webcast and Press Briefing. This GEO will be updated in November 2008.

EUCLID GEO Working Paper
Download the WMV [27 MB]

 

News / In Focus: September 1, 2008 - CAFRAD and EUCLID approve MOU

EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali announced today the signature of a cooperation program with CAFRAD, an intergovernmental organization established in 1964 by African and Indian Ocean governments, with the support of UNESCO. CAFRAD's Member States are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo and Tunisia. CAFRAD is a partner IGO of the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN).

This inter-IGO MOU charts a course for official cooperation in the field of technology, mutual accreditation and e-learning initiatives.

EUCLID / CAFRAD MOU
CAFRAD Web site

News / In Focus: July 15, 2008 Press Webcast

The EUCLID Press Office announces the completion of Euclid Phase 2 and the entry into force of the multilateral EUCLID MOU pertaining to the participation of several governments in EUCLID as an intergovernmental education framework and university.

Download the Webcast [Note: 10 MB WMV]

More about EUCLID Legal Status

Participating States approve EUCLID educational framework - EUCLID defined as Intergovernmental University Framework (07/10/2008)

Left: Uganda Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa, EUCLID Signatory.

EUCLID Secretary General Syed Zahid Ali announced today the completion of EUCLID Phase 2 which was marked by the approval of the fourth standard multilateral Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the EUCLID Framework and Statutes.

EUCLID Intergovernmental MOU
EUCLID Statutes

 


The multilateral MOU confirms the international legal personality, charter and accreditation of EUCLID (Euclid University) which is officially constituted as an intergovernmental university.

Sierra Leone Minister of Foreign Affairs approves EUCLID educational framework (04/16/2008)

Last 16 April 2008, Sierra Leone Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade H.E. Zainab Hawa BANGURA approved the standard multilateral Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to Sierra Leone's participation in EUCLID.


St. Vincent & Grenadines finalizes participation in EUCLID educational framework (03/2008)

Executive President Syed Zahid Ali announced today that St. Vincent & Grenadines Minister of Education Girlyn MIGUEL has approved the standard multilateral Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to Saint Vincent's participation in EUCLID. This program is an illustration of Minister Miguelùs strong commitment to Sustainable Development in Education.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadine is an independent Caribbean state, member of the Commonwealth and of the Organization of the American States.

 

 


   

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