Office of Public & Cultural Diplomacy

OPCD is a coordinating entity between cultural institutions in the UAE and missions abroad. Its intention is to serve the nation and our missions by facilitating meaningful content from the UAE globally.


Online Talks

The Future of Diplomacy Talks Series

Inspired by the vast potential for growth and learning that marks these unprecedented times of uncertainty, OPCD launched a new programme of virtual talks. Under the umbrella theme – The Future of Diplomacy – each live event features a one on one conversation between HE Omar Saif Ghobash, and a distinguished guest.

The series explores the insights and ideas of significant figures from the worlds of science, technology, governance, cultural theory, history, religious studies, CVE, philosophy and mental health.

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The Art of Cultural Diplomacy Series

OPCD, in partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, initiated a series on virtual film screening series to spark a global discussion around cultural diplomacy through film.

Each month, it covers a diverse range of topics from disease control, women’s education, wildlife conservation and people of determination.


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Literary Conversations Across Borders

A new initiative to promote international cultural understanding through the power of books and words created by OPCD and the Emirates Literature Foundation.

The series hosts Emirati writers and commentators in live discussions with high profile experts from around the world on a variety of critical topics.

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Cultural Marathon Symposium

Held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, a 24-hour cultural marathon symposium was moderated by UAE Ambassadors in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Belgium/Luxembourg/European Union, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

The symposium witnessed the participation of museum directors, artists, design specialists and heads of cultural institutions, who discussed in-depth the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while offering insights on future trends.

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