Last week, in close partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy to Washington D.C., a delegation of 40 members of the WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps – from 20 countries – visited the UAE for a week of high-level meetings with government representatives, think tanks, business leaders, faith communities, as well as spent a unique communal Shabbat with the Jewish Council of the Emirates, the local affiliate of the WJC.
The vision of the delegation is to serve as a long-term leadership bridge between future leaders in Jewish communities worldwide and their counterparts in the UAE.
The WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps is the flagship program of the World Jewish Congress, under the vision and leadership of WJC President Ronald S. Lauder. This program empowers the new generations of outstanding Jewish leaders. We are a highly selective worldwide network of 350 members from 60 countries receiving opportunities, experience, and skills to impact Jewish interests through diplomacy and public policy.
Our objective is to represent and strengthen the Jewish communities, ensuring their strong voice in global affairs today - and for decades to come.