March - April, 2018
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Global Roundtable - GFDD Interviews Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro

GFDD Interviews Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro Lemes, at its April Global Roundtable

In the most recent edition of the GFDD Global Roundtables, Maria Victoria Abreu, GFDD’s International Affairs and Socio-Economic Development Program Manager, interviews Luis Almagro Lemes, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), at the GFDD offices in Washington, DC.

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More than 400 Students from all Over the World Participate in First Annual NYMUNLAC 2018

The Dominican Association of the United Nations (ANU-RD), jointly with the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (FUNGLODE), its sister organization the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), and the Mexican GlobalMuners civil association, formally opened the first annual New York Model United Nations Conference for Latin American and the Caribbean with the participation of more than 300 young students from the Dominican Republic and some 100 peers from other Latin American nations.

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GFDD and DREFF Bring Incredible Dominican Environmental Stories to Washington, DC!

As DCEFF partners and co-members of the Green Film Network, GFDD/DREFF celebrated this special evening by featuring a special program titled “Local Stories of Environmental Success: The 2018 Dominican Night at DCEFF,” an event that introduced two new Dominican films on the environment to the prestigious Washington, D.C. festival.

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University of Argentina Recognized Leonel Fernández with a Doctor Honoris Causa Degree for his Political and Academic Trajectory

The distinction was presented to the former Dominican President for his contributions to the communications sector, the rights of the press, and international relations. It is the maximum award issued by the UNSAM.

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InteRDom 2018 Begins its Spring Program

Last Monday, April 16, InteRDom’s 2018 spring program got underway in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with the presentation of the two new interns that will participate in the current program by Manuel Medrano, GFDD’s program coordinator.

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Successful Presentation of Dominican Cultural Dictionary in Orlando, Florida

The ceremony, held at the Christian Center “El Pan de Vida” was supported by the Dominican Cultural House in Kissimmee.  Participants included Dr. Jimmy Sierra, writer, filmmaker and author of the dictionary; Professor Héctor Martínez, who worked on the project and Dr. Leonel Fernández, former President of the Dominican Republic and current President of Funglode and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), who wrote the book’s foreword.

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GFDD/DREFF and the “Cinemateca Dominicana” Feature Documentaries on How Children and Adolescents Can Take Care of the Environment During Annual Dominican Book Fair

During Santo Domingo’s International Book Fair, held from April 19-30, 2018, children and adolescents were treated to special showings of short documentaries and feature films on how to care and protect the environment.

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At the 2017 International Conference of the Americas!You can now read all articles published by GFDD President Leonel Fernandez, translated in English! Fernandez writes about politics, development, democracy, regional challenges and opportunities, and other global issues affecting today’s world.

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In Geneva!

GFDD Officially Started the Holiday Season with a BazaarThe Confederation of NGOs (CoNGO), an organization in consultative relationship with the United Nations, held its General Assembly from March 1-3, 2018, and GFDD was there! The Assembly was held both at the International Convention Center in Geneva, as well as in the John Knox Center. GFDD has been a CoNGO Board member since 2014, when it became the organization’s Secretary.

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May 11: GFDD Celebrates the Dominican Republic and its Diaspora at the 2018 Dominican Week

On Friday, May 11th, GFDD is joining efforts with AMCHAM-DR, Dominicanos USA (DUSA), Banco BHD-León, the Dominican Ministry of Culture and its Commissioner in the United States, to screen the documentary "Hay un País en el Mundo" (There's a Country in the World), followed by a discussion on the importance of keeping dominicanness alive and promoting the Dominican culture abroad. This event is part of the 26th Dominican Week in the United States.

When: Friday, May 11th, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Sala de Teatro Rafael Villalona. Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura.
541 West 145th St. 2nd. Floor, New York, N.Y. 10031

Free Event!
More information: / 212-751-5000


June 1-6: DREFF and Cinemateca Dominicana to Commemorate World Environment Day with Special Screenings

With a special program of screenings, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), a GFDD initiative, and the Cinemateca Dominicana, will commemorate World Environment Day. The screenings will be free and will be held at Cinemateca Dominicana (Avenida Pedro Henríquez Ureña, entrada II, Plaza de la Cultura Juan Pablo Duarte, Gascue, Santo Domingo). Movies to be screened include Sonic Sea, The Boy and the World, Gambling on Extinction, Racing Extinction, among others. Detailed program to be published soon at and



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