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The Ebola crisis: lessons learned
When the first case of Ebola was identified in Guinea in March 2014, the Embassy of Guinea scrambled to put in place an action plan. Ambassador Paul Goa Zoumanigui reflects on the role diplomatic...


Serving citizens, safer borders
In a globalised world consuls face the twin pressures of serving increasing numbers of citizens who work, travel and study abroad, while being the first line of defence to keep their borders secure from organised crime. Changing legislation and technological advances add to the challenges of the job. The Consular Conference brought together 200 consuls from more than 100 missions to exchange ideas on creative solutions to the demands of consular work in the 21st century.

Document fraud and detection
FCO Legalisation Service
Modern slavery
Immigration Act 2014
Diaspora management
Duty officer training


Read the latest interviews by clicking on the country below.

To read the interviews of the Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in London please click here

HE Mr Nestor Osorio

"Colombia and conflict were once synonymous but this is in the process of being written out of the script"

HE Mr Estonia Lauri Bambus

"We agree that migrants should not be a burden to the host state and that it is possible to amend the social system but we are against a cap or a quota that will make EU migrants less welcome""

HE Mr Peter Ammon

"It would be a tragedy of historical dimensions if Britain should leave the EU"


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Afghanistan – Independence Day
Albania – Independence Day
Algeria – Revolution Day
Belgium – Independence Day
BMW & YDL - Guy Fawkes Party

CFAB - Spouse Afternoon Tea
Chacalli - Fine Wines for Ambassadors
Chile – National Day
Embassy Consular Conference 2014
Czech and Slovak - Velvet Revolution Celebrations
Germany - Unity Day
Hungary - Revolution Day
Embassy Induction Seminar 2015
Malaysia – National Day
Malta – Independence Day
Malta – Independence Day
Mexico – National Day
Saudi – National Day
Taj - Cocktail Evening
Turkey - Republic Day
Uzbekistan - Constitution Day

To purchase photos please contact our photographer Pierre de Villiers - photos@embassymagazine.com


Season’s Greetings from the Marshal
The Marshal rounds up a busy year of diplomacy and gives the London diplomatic corps some insider tips on how best to enjoy the Festive...


Envoys mourn attack on Pakistan pupils
London’s diplomatic community expressed its outrage at the Peshawar massacre in which the Taliban murdered more than 130 children...

Gambian envoys jailed for fraud
Seven Gambian Embassy staff who illegally sold tax-free tobacco out of the diplomatic mission have been handed prison sentences totalling...

Another Embassy in the dock over discrimination claims
The Qatar Embassy is the latest mission to be taken to court over allegations of mistreatment of its local staff.


IMO urges action to aid migrants at sea
The so-called ‘boat people crisis’ in which marine migrants face death, injury and human rights abuse during perilous journeys at sea...

Diplomacy needed for networked age
Pragmatic diplomacy of shifting alliances and networks will be the hallmark of diplomacy in an age of diffuse power and interdependence...


Cyber is future for defence industry
Spending cuts have created a challenging economic environment for the defence industry but new cyber applications will be a key growth...

City watchdog grows new teeth
AERL members were given an overview of the role of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) within the UK’s new regulatory structure...


Consular Code Red party raises £1000 for Ebola appeal
The Consular Corps went into red alert to raise more than £1000 for the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Ebola Appeal at its Code Red...

New Consular Corps Committee
Christiaan Sys of the Belgian Embassy has been elected President of the Consular Corps of London...


New YDL Committee elected
Bartosz Tymkowski of the Polish Embassy was officially inaugurated as President of the Young Diplomats of London in October...

New DPAAL Committee elected
DPAAL celebrated the end of a busy year with festive drinks hosted by the Embassy of Ukraine, at which the new board for 2015 was announced.


Demystifying diplomacy
Australia’s High Commissioner to London Sir Alexander Downer welcomes a book that brings diplomacy’s image into the 21st century – and it’s a good stocking filler for Christmas!


Audi A6 Quattro
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Embassy Event Expo 2015

Date: Spring 2015
From: TBC
Venue: TBC

This is the must-attend expo for all embassy event organisers to help plan their programme, whether it’s a VIP visit, trade show and delegation, investment conference, cultural exhibition or gala diplomatic reception. FREE for diplomats.
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Embassy Education Seminar 2015

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2015
From: 11:30 - 18:00
Venue: King's College London

This must-attend event brings together diplomats with international officers at Britain’s top universities and schools to exchange views on important issues affecting global education.
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8th Annual Embassy Induction Seminar for newly arrived diplomats and their families 2015

Date: Friday 16 October 2015
From: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: No 11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

The Embassy Induction Seminar is an essential introduction to diplomacy in London and is FREE for newly-arrived diplomats and their families.
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Embassy Consular Conference 2015
Helping consuls help their citizens

The Embassy Consular Conference aims to help consuls under pressure. If you are a Consul this event is a must for you and it is totally FREE.

Date: November 2015
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