The World Diplomatic Organization (WDO), also known as “Organization Diplomatiques” intends to promote alliance and cultural cooperation through the exchange of documents, the organization of conferences, concerts, and events of various kinds, and publications.
It promotes solidarity between people and individuals and the full realization of the basic rights of man, as inspired by the principles upheld by the United Nations Organisation.
Its aim is to satisfy primary needs and in the first place to safeguard human life, work and the family, as the first and irreplaceable nucleus of society, and to remedy insufficiencies in the food supply and to give the highest value to human resources.
The WDO intends to guarantee the actual equality of the sexes, supporting and ensuring the inclusion of women in all activities, including politics.
The organisation defends liberty as an indispensable condition for the dignity of the individual and the harmonious and complete development of the human personality, respecting the sentiments and ideas of others, of all religions, and all political ideologies;
It cultivates the culture of peace in the world, rejecting war as a solution of international controversies and violence under any form whatsoever, always substituting conflict by dialogue and encounter.
To achieve these objectives, the WDO conducts a wide range of development and educational projects, including the creation of training centres and courses.
The WDO contributes by all possible means – the press, television, radio, economic publications, conferences, etc. – to the popular diffusion, especially among the young, of the human rights proclaimed in the “Universal Declaration of the United Nations” on 15th December 1948 in New York.
To carry out the activities necessary for its statutory aims, the organisation relies predominantly on the voluntary persons and free-of-charge services of its own corresponding members.
HOW WE WORK
Organisation and functioning
The World Diplomatic Organization (WDO) brings together abolitionist organisations committed to working together in line with its Bylaws. The member organisations meet once every other year for the General Assembly to define the World Coalition’s strategy and elect some of its members to a Steering Committee for two years.
The Committee’s member organisations take the necessary decisions to implement this strategy. The Steering Committee elects some of its members to the Executive board, including a Chairman and a Treasurer.
The Executive Board is tasked with the general management, the financial running, the governance and the legal issues associated with the Secretariat.
The World Diplomatic Organization (WDO) works under the supervision of the Steering Committee to implement the decisions made by the General Assembly, the Steering Committee and its working groups, and the Executive Board. The Secretariat manages the organization’s budget and is accountable to the Treasurer, the Executive Board, the Steering Committee and the General Assembly for expenditure. The Secretariat is made up of salaried staff.
The World Diplomatic Organization (WDO) is financed by contributions from its members and donors. It is also seeking financing from other institutional sponsors..