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Social media vital for new diplomacy Embassy 50
Governments are “not responding quickly enough” to the phenomenon of social media which is a useful tool for modern diplomacy, Brazilian...

Trade attachés preview new Heathrow Terminal 2 Embassy 50
AERL members were given special access to the iconic Terminal 2: the Queen’s Terminal at Heathrow before its official opening on 4 June...

A lifeline for young diplomats Embassy 50
Make the most of your London posting and join the Young Diplomats, says the new YDL President Natthapol Na Songkhla...

YDL Committee meets Marshal Embassy 50
The Young Diplomats in London paid a courtesy call on Mr Alistair Harrison, CMG, CVO, Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps...

Calling all interns! Embassy 50
We are Cécile Grillet from the French Embassy and Annika Kreil from the German Embassy. We want to let you know about a new initiative...

DPAAL visits ITV studios Embassy 49
London’s press attachés were given a tour of the ITV studios by Michael Herrod, Senior News Editor of the International Unit. They visited...

New YDL President Elected Embassy 49
The Young Diplomats in London have elected Natthapol Na Songkhla of the Embassy of Thailand as their president for 2014 at the AGM...

Take risks, editor advises press attachés Embassy 48
Embassy press officers need to “think outside the box” and adapt to the changing media landscape if they want to get the attention...

Epic YDL tennis championship  Embassy 48
Ukraine’s Rostyslav Ogryzko was crowned champion for a second year running at the YDL Tennis tournament, defending his title...

New DPAAL president elected  Embassy 48
Maria Monteiro, press and cultural attaché at the Portuguese Embassy, has been elected the new President of the Diplomatic Press...

DPAAL visits No 10 and Abbey Embassy 46
DPAAL members were given privileged access to Downing Street to network with the FCO and Downing Street press teams...

The hard facts about soft power Embassy 46
In the 2012 battle of the nation brands, the UK knocked the US off its top perch on the Soft Power Index – but what diplomats...

Hats off to YDL president! Embassy 45
He's swum the English Channel and now extreme swimming enthusiast Mike Guy from the Bahamas High Commission and YDL...

YDL visits Olympic Park project Embassy 45
Members of the YDL toured the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, site of a £300m transformation programme designed to turn the Olympic Park...

CCL Vice President appointed Embassy 45
Olga Jerzjukova, consul at the Latvian Embassy, has been appointed Consular Corps of London Vice President...

New YDL Committee elected Embassy 43
YDL members have elected the most regionally diverse, gender balanced committee in its 10-year history, with representatives...

YDL Wedding Embassy 42
Andrius Nikitinas, Commercial Attaché at the Lithuanian Embassy and YDL committee member tied the knot...

Ace diplomats Embassy 42
The Young Diplomats of London hosted its second annual tennis tournament on 15 September in the grounds of the Golders Hill Park...

Solstice brings solace Embassy 42
The YDL Summer Solstice Party held at the IMO in June raised £500 which was donated to the St Kitts-Nevis Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. YDL

DPAAL visits new BBC HQ Embassy 40
A group of ten press attachés recently visited the brand new facility at BBC Broadcasting House...

Power walk inspires women envoys Embassy 40
London’s women envoys stopped traffic as they strode through the streets on a sponsored Power Walk that took in monuments...

YDL funds go to Indian projects Embassy 39
The Young Diplomats in London (YDL) President Mike Guy (Bahamas) and Vice-President Marcin Tatarzynski (Poland) paid a courtesy...

Leader (writer) of the pack Embassy 39
The British media is like a “pack of wild dogs” a veteran diplomatic correspondent warned London’s press attachés at a recent...

Protocol explained to WDS Embassy 38
The Women in Diplomatic Service got an insider’s perspective on the workings of the Protocol Directorate over lunch with Simon Martin..

Guerilla diplomacy Embassy 38
Daryl Copeland, author of the bestseller Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations was the guest speaker at an event...

London mayor to get financial control Embassy 38
No matter who wins the race for City Hall on 3 May, London’s next Mayor is likely to have more powers over the capital’s taxes...

DPAAL reception after election Embassy 37
Members of the Diplomatic Press Association of London (DPAAL) enjoyed a cheese and wine evening hosted by the Canadian...

WDS 2012 Committee elected Embassy 37
Ugandan High Commissioner Joan Rwabyomere was re-elected Chair of the Women in Diplomatic Service at an AGM held at Uganda House...

Join the press gang Embassy 37
Being a press attaché in London is demanding, but a press club for diplomats is here to help, says its new president, Cristina Nita...

Changing up Embassy 36
In the YDL’s 10th anniversary year, newly-elected president Mike Guy tells Elizabeth Stewart of his plans to set the organisation up for the next decade

New YDL Committee elected Embassy 35
Mike Guy of the Bahamas High Commission was elected the 2011-2012 President of the Young Diplomats in London at the organisation’s...

AERL visits IOD Embassy 35
London’s economic and commercial attachés recently visited the Pall Mall headquarters of the Institute of Directors where the organisation’s Chief Economist and Director of Policy Professor Graeme...

Press attachés elect new President Embassy 35
Cristina-Narcisa Nita, First Secretary covering Media, PR and Politics at the Embassy of Romania, has assumed office as President of the...

Diplomats with stamina Embassy 34
Two teams of super-fit young diplomats competed in this year’s Virgin London Triathlon. One team completed the sprint relay...

Model diplomats Embassy 34
High Commissioner Ruth Rouse was joined by statuesque members of the Women In Diplomatic Service who swapped their sober...

Worldwide YDL Embassy 34
Marwan Francis reflects on the future of the Young Diplomats in London as his term as president comes to an end this week...

Mixing sport and business in 2012 Embassy 33
While athletes battle it out in the Olympic arenas, the world’s captains of industry will leave their boardrooms...

New Consular Corps Committee Embassy 33
Mr Georgios Georgiou, Consul General at the Cyprus High Commission, beat off a strong field of candidates to be elected...

Combined Attaché Ball charity donation Embassy 32
Wing Commander Kurtulus Celik, the Turkish Defence Attaché, hosted a special ceremony at the Turkish Embassy along with the 2011...

Women can change the world Embassy 32
The Women in Diplomatic Service and Royal Commonwealth Society co-hosted a symposium on this year’s Commonwealth Day theme...

Meeting the mayor’s mouthpiece Embassy 31
Whether it’s racing Boris Johnson down the sprint track at the Beijing Olympics or watching aghast as the Mayor stumbles...

Census will help consuls Embassy 31
The 2011 UK Census will provide invaluable information to policy planners and consuls alike, Ian White, head of census...

Security begins abroad Embassy 31
The head of the International Directorate at the Home Office Peter Storr told Consular Corps members at a recent meeting...

Lords of the Ring Embassy 31
AERL members enjoyed a visit to the 130-year-old London Metal Exchange which buys and sells non ferrous metal...

Green network launched Embassy 31
To be sustainable at affordable prices, London’s diplomatic missions need to work together. This was the conclusion of the first...

Diplomatic ‘Spice Girl’ Embassy 29
It was an afternoon of high tea and high fashion as London’s women diplomats gathered at Hotel Verta, London’s vertical gateway in...

YDL elects new President Embassy 29
The members of Young Diplomats in London have elected Marwan Francis of the Embassy of Lebanon as their new President...

New President for Foreign Agricultural Club Embassy 29
Colm Ó Súilleabháin, Agricultural Attaché at the Irish Embassy has recently taken over from Peter Kell from the New Zealand...

LAAS Dinner
Embassy 29With Arab Ambassadors away at Conference, the hard-working Arab League Secretaries were given the night off...

New AERL President Embassy 26
Georg Karabaczek, the Austrian Trade Commissioner, was appointed the new president of the Association of Economic Representatives...

Drinking for charity Embassy 26
The joint YDL and IDS stand at this year’s CFAB World Market raised £763.50 for the charity, which protects the...

Diplomats for donkeys Embassy 24
“A single donkey can make a huge difference to the life of a child in Darfur,” explains Patricia Parker, the founder of a unique charity...

New Latin American consular group Embassy 23
Latin American consuls have formed a group to discuss common issues...

AERL goes shopping for ideas Embassy 23
Recently, 25 members of Association of Economic Representatives in London (AERL) held a fascinating visit with the...

Official DPAAL launch Embassy 23
The official launch of the Diplomatic Press Attaché Association of London took place on 4 March at the Commonwealth Club, the new home of the Foreign Press

Young and going places – Embassy 21
Verne Augustin's smile is instantly recognisable on the diplomatic circuit – which is no mean feat for a junior diplomat from a small mission...

Press Club committee elected – Embassy 21
Niall Wilkins of the South African High Commission was elected the first chair of the Diplomatic Press Attaché Association of London...

WDS meets the Marshal – Embassy 21
Members of the Women in Diplomatic Service were recently guests of Her Majesty's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, Charles Gray CMG...

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