More than 17,000 universities globally;
less than 15 multilateral institutions; only 1  global and multi-disciplinary treaty-based institution: EUCLID.

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EUCLID is a specialized intergovernmental organization established in 2008, holding a university mandate and charter published in the United Nations Treaty Series (certificates 49006/49007).

It is among the world's few "international / intergovernmental" universities, and a full member in good standing of the key academic bodies, including the Academic Council on the United Nations Systems (ACUNS), UN Academic Impact, UN PRME, etc. EUCLID is duly listed in the UNESCO IAU World Higher Education Database (WHED) which is used throughout the UN employment system and by credentials evaluators.

Among other services, EUCLID offers specialized distance-learning and online distance learning programs to government-sponsored as well as general public students. Its goal is to prepare "expert leaders for international civil service and global careers." EUCLID's academic motto is "Let us also hear the other side (Audi et alteram partem in Latin)" and its vision statement for students development and preparation, both government-sponsored and general public is: "Become Globalized."

EUCLID's flagship program is its standard-setting online master in diplomacy and international affairs, or MDIA which has qualified many diplomats globally. EUCLID also offers doctoral-level programs in diplomacy, sustainable development and international public health, as well as a new joint degree program in international public administration.

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EUCLID completes NAQAA institutional accreditation

March 2022

EUCLID is pleased to announce to all its stakeholders that on the 08th March 2022, it received official notification of institutional accreditation from the National Accreditation Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA). | Full Article

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EUCLID announces MOUs

February 2022

EUCLID announces the signature of MOUs with Sanskriti University (India) and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). | Full Article

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EUCLID Faculty News

January-March 2022

EUCLID is pleased to report on several faculty updates and appointments, including the publication of Secretary-General Winston Dookeran's new book The Caribbean on the Edge: The Political Stress of Stability, Equality, and Diplomacy). | Full Article

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November 2021

EUCLID is pleased to congratulate Prof Charalee Graydon for her well-received book presentation as part of the UN COP26 conference. | Full Article

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EUCLID announces publications

October 2021

EUCLID congratulates SG Dookeran and VC Camara for their recent publications which continue to reflect highly on EUCLID's academic visibility and contribution. | Full Article

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EUCLID congratulates Collen Kelapile

October 2021

EUCLID congratulates long-time faculty member and friend Collen Kelapile who was recently elected 77th President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). | Full Article

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New Gambia (ECOWAS Headquarters)

September 2021

EUCLID is pleased to announce its relocation to a larger and dedicated building near its former location in Brusubi (Banjul Capital Region, Gambia). The new building HQ is slated to be inaugurated by the Board of Advisors in early October 2021. | Full Article

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EUCLID welcomes Ambassador George Said-Zammit

August 2021

EUCLID welcomes Amb. Dr. Prof. George Said-Zammit of the Republic of Malta as professor of Social Sciences. Dr Said-Zammit was recently appointed and credentialized as ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Republic of Georgia. | Full Article

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EUCLID congratulates Mid-2021 graduates

August 2021

EUCLID is pleased to announce program completion and degree issuance for a number of students during the first half of 2021. These include Louisa Garbo (PhD Mediation, Canada), Dejan Ivkov (Master in Mediation, Red Cross), Tobias Volz (PhD Mediation, Germany and Georgia), Uralise Delaire (PhD Diplomacy, Governement of Saint Lucia). | Full Article

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ACS and EUCLID sign Memorandum

January 2021

On Monday January 25, 2021, the Association of Caribbean States and EUCLID formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding. H.E. Rodolfo Sabonge, ACS Secretary General, and EUCLID SG Winston Dookeran signed the document in a virtual ceremony organized by the ACS headquarters in Port of Spain. | Full Article

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EUCLID congratulates Presidents Biden and Touadéra

January 2021

EUCLID congratulates US President Joe Biden on the occasion of his official inauguration as 46th President of the United States, and CAR President Faustin Touadéra on the occasion of his reelection as 7th Head of State of the Central African Republic. Joe Biden was hosted by Robin van Puyenbroeck and UNA NY in 2017 (photo); Faustin Touadéra is the founding rector and patron of EUCLID. | Full Article

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EUCLID Announces New Programs

December 2020

EUCLID is pleased to announce newly approved programs for 2021: a PhD in Global Governance, a Master's in Monitoring and Evaluation, and an MPA in International Development. A number of existing courses (modules) will also be available to the general public as graduate certificates. | Full Article

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EUCLID announces Winston Dookeran as new Secretary-General

July/August 2020

Winston Dookeran was appointed by the Oversight Council as EUCLID's Secretary-General, effective July 1, 2020. A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance and Central Bank Governor, Mr Dookeran bring a wealth of international experience to the institution. Winston Dookeran, an LSE graduate, will continue to serve as Professor of Practice at the University of the West Indies. | Full Article


EUCLID unanimously approved as ACS Social Actor

June 2020

EUCLID is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Ministerial Council of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) to obtain the official status of "Social Actor." EUCLID will announce special programs for the ACS in the Fall. | Full Article

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COVID-19 Information

June/July 2020

The EUCLID Oversight Council confirms that COVID-19 is not affecting EUCLID operations, and that ongoing closure of 'on-campus' institutions confirms the relevancy of its education model in which EUCLID is the only intergovernmental leader. In the full article, EUCLID also provides an important 2020/2021 outlook on this crisis. | Full Article

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EUCLID's Service Arm delivers rice bags in The Gambia

May 2020

EUCLID was able to express its support to the people of The Gambia by purchasing and delivering bags of rice during this difficult time. The EUCLID Gambia HQ team, notably Director Loum, is to be commended for this timely initiative. | Full Article


EUCLID announces Secretary-General vacancy and transition

April 2020

The EUCLID Oversight Council, in accordance with the Statutes, has declared the office of Secretary-General vacant at the end of Mr. Syed Zahid Ali's second term, on 16 April 2020. Candidates have been announced in a communication to Participating States. | Full Article

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Special EUCLID graduation

May 2020

In January 2020, H.E. Ambassador Martial Ndoubou had the kindness to receive in his Washington DC embassy graduating student P. Tchouke (who is also on the EUCLID staff), and to present his official EUCLID degree certificate. EUCLID maintains an important liaison office in Washington DC (Georgetown), a few miles away from the major embassies. | Full Article

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EUCLID signs Cooperation Agreement with EISMV

March 2020

EUCLID is pleased to announce the signature of a Cooperation Agreement with the "Inter-State School of Veterinary Medicine," an intergovernmental institution specialized in veterinary medicine based in Senegal. The agreement also foresees the development of an association of intergovernmental institutions of higher education including EUCLID and EISMV. | Full Article

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EUCLID invited to ACS Ministerial Meeting

March 2020

The EUCLID Secretary General has received a formal invitation to attend the 25th ACS Ministerial Council and 4th ACS International Cooperation Conference in Barbados. EUCLID will discuss regional programs and its possible role as Social Actor within ACS.

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EUCLID statement on COVID19 situation

March 2020

The EUCLID School of Global and Bioethics has been monitoring the development of the COVID19 outbreak, in coordination with the EUCLID Secretariat General. The outbreak is expected to reach pandemic status and have a significant negative impact on the global economic and societal fabric for the next 18-24 months. However, this situation is not expected to affect EUCLID activities.

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February 2020

The EUCLID SG has approved the charter of the Intergovernmental College of Arms and Traditional Societies (ICATS) which will support EUCLID's mandate related to the academic study and understanding of traditional societies, both from a historical as well as contemporary perspective.

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EUCLID appoints Dr Sepou in Bangui; confirms scheduled SG vacancy

February 2020

EUCLID is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Abdoulaye Sepou as Vice-Chancellor and Under-Secretary-General at EUCLID Bangui's HQ office. Dr Abdoulaye Sepou is practicing medical doctor and professor who previously served as Rector of the University of Bangui.

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EUCLID enrolls students in new Climate Change

January 2020

EUCLID confirms the call for application for the newly launched online PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability which addresses a major need among civil servants, academics and diplomats both in the Global South as well as developed economies.

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EUCLID SG attends AAU conference of Rectors

August 2019

EUCLID was represented at the AAU (Association of African Universities) conference of rectors and vice-chancellors (known as COREVIP) which took place in Cairo, Egypt, between July 8 and 11, 2019. The meeting was hosted under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Egypt.

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EUCLID appoints Under-Secretary-General

August 2019

EUCLID is pleased to announce the appointment of Winston Doorekan as Under-Secretary-General with a portfolio in global partnership development as well as regional presentation. Mr Dookeran previous served as Central Bank Governor, Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs (Trinidad and Tobago). Mr Dookeran will continue to serve as Professor Practice at the University of the West Indies.

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EUCLID congratulations SwissCorps on product launch

August 2019

EUCLID congratulates the SwissCorps Global Team on the successful launch of the brand's SkyPeak A1 Swiss watch model, which is sponsored by EUCLID as part of the 2020 MBA Sustainable Global Business Initiative.



June 2019

The EUCLID Secretary General is pleased to announce that EUCLID has officially become a Party to the IACA Agreement, IACA (International Anti-Corruption Academy) being a specialized intergovermental institution of higher learning based in Austria. Both institutions share a similar legal status and mandate, which may open to the door to future cooperation in higher education programs.

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May 2019

The Master's of Public Health (specifically MIPH) offered by EUCLID (School of Global Health and Bioethics) was recently listed among the world's 25 best Global Health programs, in the company of institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and UC Berkeley. Only two non-US programs were included in this list.

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May 2019

EUCLID is pleased to announce the opening of new positions at the Gambia and C.A.R. headquarters, namely (1) Vice-Chancellor (USG) and (2) Registrar. These represent 4 full-time positions that are of EUCLID overall organization alignment to national and global IQA standards.



June 2019

For the first time, EUCLID was represented at a specialized higher education summit sponsored by the government of the Russian Federation and organized by UNICA. Possibilities of partnerships, including dual degree programs, were discussed with a number of leading Russian and Eastern European institutions.

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June 2019

EUCLID graduate and professor Fr Cajetan Ebuziem represented EUCLID at the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting / 2019 Conference in South Africa (of which EUCLID is an institutional member). Prof Cajetan delivered a lecture entitled "Achieving Religious Peace Across Africa Through Preventive Diplomacy."

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May 2019

EUCLID is pleased to announce the publication of a cover-featured article (in French) in Africa's leading higher education magazine EDUFORM. The article notes the African roots of EUCLID together with the institution's remarkable development and international stature.



March 2019

EUCLID announces the launch of a peer-reviewed academic journal named "Intergovernmental Research and Policy Journal" (IRPJ). IRPJ focuses on issues relevant to intergovernmental organizations and is managed by the acclaimed Scholastica platform.

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February 2019

EUCLID Under Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck concluded a visit to the Republic of Georgia, during which he met with Dr Kakha Shengelia, President of Caucasus University and also of the International Association of University Presidents. Mr van Puyenbroeck also met and had dinner with HRH Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky and Princess Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky.

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January 2019

EUCLID is pleased to announce the establishment of a legal association under French law named CIDEN (Conseil International pour le Développement et l’Enseignement Numérique). In accordance to the French Education Code, CIDEN will now proceed to file the required documentation to formalize the establishment and opening of Pôle Universitaire Euclide (France) in Montpellier in May 2019.

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November 2018

EUCLID is pleased to communicate on a number initiatives and developments, including (1) the appointment of Collen Kepapile; (2) the launch of the AFM Research Institute; (3) SwissCorps entrepreneurship support; (4) Status of institutional procedures.

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November 2018

A respected Springer-published peer review journal, Health Research Policy and Systems, has published an article documenting the remarkable activities and results of EUCLID partner Peoples-uni.

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September 2018

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, EUCLID Under-Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck and CAR Minister of Foreign Affairs Charles Armel Doubane officially signed a supplemental headquarters protocol which expands and clarifies the privileges and immunities of EUCLID in the country.



July 2018

The EUCLID Secretary General, Syed Zahid Ali, attended the joint AUAP - IAUP conference which took place at Surabaya University in Indonesia between July 9 and 12, 2018. During the conference, EUCLID and AUAP signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation and synergy in the region.

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EUCLID is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PEOPLES-UNI which is now in effect.The People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni: mission is “To contribute to improvements in the health of populations in low- to middle-income countries by building Public Health capacity via e-learning at very low cost”.

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May 2018

The President of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), Dr. Kakha Shengelia visited the Gambia last week from the 8th to the 10th May 2018. The visit of the IAUP President was facilitated by EUCLID University’s Director of Operations in The Gambia (through the EUCLID Secretary General who has been a member of the IAUP since 2012).



May 2018

EUCLID is continuing to expand and improve its global faculty body with the arrival of new faculty members as well as an improved IT platform. EUCLID recently developed an "andragogy" course on its own LMS platform as part of its revised faculty orientation, while improving its online faculty information directory. Among new faculty members, EUCLID welcomes Dr Devender Bhalla and Dr Chimdiya Onyeka.

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April 2018

EUCLID turned 10 years old on April 16, 2018, date of entry into force of its initial constitutive mandate under international law (now registered as United Nations Treaty Series 49006). On this occasion, EUCLID expresses its enduring gratitude to two visionary leaders who both happened to be women serving at the Ministerial level, Girlyn Miguel of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zainab Bangura of Sierra Leone.

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April 2018

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary of legal existence and public service, EUCLID has published a compilation of 10 years of annual reports in PDF format, illustrating 10 years of tireless commitment to fulfil its intergovernmental mandate and accomplish all necessary institutional processes to establish itself as a uniquely positioned leader in open education.



March 2018

The EUCLID Secretary General is pleased to announce EUCLID's full membership in the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP). AUAP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) holding the highest formal consultative status with UNESCO. Its primary purpose is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration between members, and to be the effective voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific region.

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February 2018

EUCLID is pleased to officially welcome Winston Dookeran to its faculty corps. Dookeran is a former Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. He is graduate from the London School of Economics (MSc) and spent some fifteen years as a lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies. He is currently based in Washington, DC.

EUCLID Faculty Appointments 2017


January 2018

EUCLID is pleased to confirm to announce the launch of two graduate programs in the field of online and open learning (MODL / DIDOL). These two new programs, placed under the leadership of Dr Bernard Nkuyubwatsi (PhD University of Leicester UK), will provide a suitable academic platform for EUCLID to share its now well-established experience and expertise in open learning. Both programs are now accepting applications with ongoing enrollment.


"Preparing Expert Leaders for International Civil Service and Global  Careers"


In the sidelines of the United Nations Association (NY) Annual Gala, EUCLID officially graduated the First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations, Mr. Mohamed Shiraz. EUCLID High Steward Juan Avila, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the UN, and EUCLID Under Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck presented the Master's in Diplomacy and International Affairs diploma before the beginning of the Gala at the Marriott Essex House in New York.

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Full list of available programs (from EUCLID's CMS database): Online PhD in Bioethics; Online Intergovernmental PhD in Catholic Studies; Online PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability; Online PhD in Comparative Christian Theology; Online PhD in Counter-Terrorism and Deradicalization; Online PhD in Diplomacy and International Affairs; Online PhD in Eastern and Greek Orthodox Theology; Online PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Online PhD in Global Energy Policy; Online PhD in Global Governance; Online PhD in Global Health and Health Systems; Online PhD in Habilitation (HDR); Online PhD in Instructional Design and Open Learning; Online PhD in International Law and Treaty Law; Online PhD in International Public Health; Online PhD in Inter-Religious Dialogue and Diplomacy; Online PhD in Islamic Finance and Economics; Online PhD in Mediation and Conflict Resolution; Online PhD in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy; Online Intergovernmental MA in Catholic Studies; Online MSc in Climate Change Studies & Sustainability; Online MA in Comparative Christian Theology; Online MSc in Diplomacy and International Affairs; Online MA in Eastern and Greek Orthodox Theology; Online MBA in Energy Studies; Online MSc in Energy Studies; Online MSc in Ethics and Biothics; Online MSc in Global Economics and Development; Online MSc in Instructional Design; Online MSc in Interfaith Dialogue and Diplomacy; Online MPA in International Development; Online LLM in International Law and Treaty Law; Online MSc in International Law and Treaty Law; Online MBA in International Organizations; Online MSc in International Public Health; Online MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance; Online MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution; Online MSc in Monitoring and Evaluation; Online MSc in Public Health; Online MSc in Renewable Energy Studies; Online MBA in Sustainable Development; Online MSc in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy; Online MSc in Terrorism Studies and De-Radicalization;

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Sustainable Development, Climate & Education

Discover EUCLID's online master degree in sustainable development and diplomacy (MBA and MSc); PhD in sustainable development and diplomacy; PhD in Climate Change; in Energy Policy; and specialized degrees in Islamic finance (MBA and PhD). Also, EUCLID's online master's (MSc )and PhD in Instructional Design (Open and Distance Education).

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International Public Health

Discover EUCLID's online master degree in international public health and online PhD in international public health (with specialized Phd in global health and health systems, and PhD in global health and bioethics). These are world-class, non-resident programs, with a focus on critical Global South issues.

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Interfaith & Theology

Discover EUCLID's online master degree in interfaith research and diplomacy; PhD in interfaith research and diplomacy; as well as online master's and PhD degrees in comparative theology, Roman Catholic theology and Eastern Orthodox theology.

A global network of participations and engagements


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United Nations Treaty Series

EUCLID's constitutive charter is registered with and published by the United Nations under Article 102 or the UN Charter (reference 49006/49007).

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Academic Council on the United Nations System

EUCLID is an institutional member of ACUNS. An article by EUCLID faculty was published in the ACUNS Journal and can be accessed at this link.

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Global Responsible Leadership Initiative

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UN Academic Impact

EUCLID is a member of UN Academic Impacts and continues to adjust its operations and curriculum to match global development such as the UN SD Goals.

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#1 Ranked MBA

EUCLID's online MBA in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy (MBASD) was ranked #1 of the world's 17 best by a respected independent agency in 2016.

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EUCLID is a full member of the Association of African Universities and covered by the regional UNESCO Convention on recogntion.

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The EUCLID Secretary General is a member of the International Association of University Presidents in New York, a global association with restricted membership.

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Global Health Top 50

EUCLID, with the Euclid Consortium, was listed among the world's 50 top leading global health institutions in a recent Springer-published textbook.



EUCLID is an educational partner of the Economic Community of West African States, with scholarship options available to ECOWAS staff and residents.

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Islamic Development Bank and ICCIA

EUCLID is a partner of the Islamic Development Bank and Islamic Commerce of Business, Industry and Agriculture, both OIC affiliated international bodies.

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UN World Interfaith

EUCLID was awarded 1st Prize for the 2016 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, at the hand of H.M. King Abdullah of Jordan, and is a recognized interfaith studies authority.

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Legal Protection Switzerland

The EUCLID name and seal are legally protected in Switzerland and around the world under treaty law (Article 6ter PC) since EUCLID is recognized as an intergovernmental organization.