International Treaty

To Ban The Political Use of Religion

Advisory Council

Molly McAdams

Special Advisor

Founder of Introducing Leaders, strategic business initiatives for government officials, global CEOs and investors as well as the chairperson of Annual Arabian Nights Gala-Davos, Switzerland founded 2016.

Media strategist and turn-key specialist for FORTUNE Magazine and business news sources since 1997.

Prominent early pioneer of brand voicing and custom content creation for globally recognised publications and external government media planner IPS (2004-2010).

She is very passionate about creating opportunities and narratives for peace and understanding through business.

Mohamed Dekkak

Special Advisor

Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group, which works in oil and gas, desalination, real estate, consulting, construction and marine. Has launched many cultural initiatives. He spearheaded the completion of numerous international projects successfully. As a liberal paradiplomatic, philanthropist, and advocate, he supports health and education projects by heading various organisations.

Giovanna Mingarelli

Special Advisor

Technology entrepreneur, global speaker and thought leader in digital communications, crowdsourcing and empowering youth and women. Co-Founder and CEO of two international companies, M&C Consulting and MC2 Inc.

Advisor to the Canadian Government and contributor to global events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China.

Renowned writer with contributions to leading publications, including the Huffington Post.

Giulio Terzi

Special Advisor

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy (2011- 2013).

Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York (2008- 2009).

Ambassador of Italy to the United States (2009- 2011).

Eithne Treanor

Advisor

Internationally renowned communications consultant with emphasis on energy, technology and global affairs. She chairs and moderates key international conferences, including OPEC and the International Energy Forum over the past 15 years.

Founder and managing director of E Treanor Media based in Dubai, providing bespoke media and communications training for government officials and corporate executives.

Former international broadcaster having spent her career at ABC News, Sky News, BBC World, Bloomberg and CNBC International.

Niccolò Rinaldi 

Advisor

Former Member of the European Parliament and leading global activist on many stages to protect human rights, fair trade and combating extremism.

Member of the General Council of the Transnational Radical Party, the scientific committee of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi and former Vice President of the ALDE group (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe). 

Renowned writer, journalist and author of several books on a wide range of topics covering Afghanistan, Africa, European affairs, global extremism and justice issues.   

Philomena A. Desmond-Ogugua

Advisor

International consultant on trade, Investment, business development and diplomacy, advising many governments in Africa and worldwide. Organiser of many successful international trade missions to Africa. Leading figure in the USA Democratic Party. 

Prominent philanthropist helping disenfranchised societies. Vice-President and Founding Member of African Business Women Network. Member of  American/African Business Women Association, Nigeria Peoples Forum and Association of Women in International Business. 

Kumardev Chatterjee

Advisor

AI & Autonomous systems expert & innovator, serial entrepreneur, World Economic Forum expert on Entrepreneurship, European Commission appointed independent expert, global speaker and thought leader interviewed by BBC, CNN, Forbes.

Inductee of Progress 1000 List of most influential people in Technology: Engineering and has been chosen as 10 most innovative global AI executives by Analytics Insight.

Co-author of ‘Digital Minds for a New Europe’ with Eric Schmidt and others with an Op-ed published by the New York Times.

Niki Barbery-Bleyleben 

Advisor

Artist, sociologist and economist with PhD from London School of Economics. 

Currently works on a number of global initiatives that support creative approaches to conservation, education reform and conflict resolution. 

Previously, worked as a university lecturer, at the UN and the World Bank on projects to improve water and sanitation provision, municipal development, and building stronger partnerships between civil society, the government and the private sector in the delivery of services. 

Ali Sabri Belaid

Advisor

Prominent filmmaker, director, producer and actor, celebrated in many film festivals worldwide with leading rules in dozens of films and member of jury in some film festival. 

Academic, motivator, trainer for leadership workshops and prominent speaker in the global cultural and political events and conference.

Founder of Ali Sabri Production plus, the leading Audio-visual Production and Broadcasting Company in Tunisia.

Mohsen Marzouk

Advisor

Former Minister Advisor of the President of Tunisia. One of the founders of Nidaa Tounes and the manager of the winning presidential election campaign of Beji Caid Essebsi 2014. Founding member of the new party Machrouu Tounes. Former Regional Director at El Taller Foundation and Freedom House. Founder of Al Kawakibi Democracy transition Center. Secretary-general of Arab Democracy Foundation and member of the International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies. Poet and former columnist.

Betty Hope-Gittens

Advisor

Global philanthropist, former entrepreneur and businesswoman.

In 2019, at the age of 80, she walked the 800 km of El Camino de Santiago to raise funds for non-profit long-term care homes for senior citizens.

Born in Barbados, she has called Canada home for more than 60 years.

Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

Advisor

Writer, historian and prominent lawyer in international law and human rights. Former high-ranking United Nations official and independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order. Speaker and lecturer on the jurisprudence of the UN Human Rights Committee and freedom of opinion and expression.

Karen Parker

Advisor

Prominent attorney specializing in human rights and humanitarian law. Leading contributor to the evolution of international legal norms for decades. She regularly testifies at the UN Human Rights Council. Top UN mediator and expert witness in many international conflicts including Iraq, Afghanistan and Central America. Chief delegate of International Educational Development.

Walther Lichem

Advisor

One of the most prominent UN diplomats who played a major role in its programmes, institutions and training, including UNITAR, PDHRE and the first to involve academia in issue articulation programmes, conferences and the drafting of reports dealing with global programmes. Former Austria's Ambassador to Chile (1980-1984) and Canada (1993-2000).

Ria Persad

Advisor

Renowned classical musician and mathematician. She was a child Prodigy. Prominent public speaker and mentor for technology companies. Founder and CEO of StatWeather, providing weather prediction systems and solutions. She is fashion model, Ms. America 2017 and Mrs. Grand Universe in a pageant organized by Mrs. Universe in Philippines 2018.

Richard Rothenberg

Advisor

Member of the United Nations’ Task Force on data, Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Executive Director at Global A.I. Corporation, a Big Data and Artificial Intelligence company and advisor at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). 

Co-Head of the Quantitative Investing Group, Chair of the Investment Roundtable at the CFA Society New York and former quantitative portfolio manager at global investment banks, including Deutsche Bank and Man investments. 

Hanan Sharfelddin

Advisor

Chief Executive of the International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD).

Academic and researcher with Doctorate in organizational leadership management, University of Phoenix.

Specialised researcher in examining performance variables of NGOs and religious orientation and Racism.

Mushtaq Lasharie CBE

Advisor

Global leading activist for peace, justice, tolerance, human rights and democracy. 

Founder/Chairman of “Third World Solidarity” and Coordinator of "All Party Parliamentary Group on Third World Solidarity” in the UK Parliament.

Awarded in 2016 the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen. Former Deputy Mayor of The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Honorary Alderman since July 2011. 

Konstantia Koutouki

Advisor

She is the founder of Nomomente Institute and Professor of Law in Canada with leading positions in various international law organizations. Among various areas of research interest, she examines the protection of spiritual and cultural heritage for Indigenous nations and local communities.

Qassim Haddad

Advisor

One of the most prominent Arab poets and a major influencer in the transformations of modern poetry. He is a laureate of many international awards and honours, including the prestigious Al Owais Cultural Award for his creative works, which include more than 30 books of poetry, criticism and cultural thought.

He is a regular essayist and a leading activist in the cultural scene and in defending justice values and human rights.

Samir Sumaidaie

Advisor

Prominent Iraqi politician and diplomat. Former Iraqi Permanent Representative at the United Nations 2004-2006, ambassador to the United States 2006-2012 and minister of interior 2004. 

Writer, lecturer and speaker in international conferences. Leading activist for human rights, women’s rights and children’s welfare.

David Khedher Basson

Advisor

Leading activist to build bridges for understanding between people in the Middle East. Chairman of the Association of Jewish Academics from Iraq in Israel, which supports the publication of literature, research and memoirs of the Jews of Iraq. Member of board of trustees of Babylonian Jewry Heritage Centre and Centre for Organisations of Jews from Arab and Islamic Countries. 

Prominent commentator, writer and speaker in international conferences.

Paulo Casaca

Advisor

Founder & president of Alliance to Renew Cooperation among Humankind ‘ARCHumankind’. Founder & director of the ‘South Asia Democratic Forum’. Founder of ‘Euro Reform Initiative’ and the sustainable development consultancy ‘LessMeansMore’. Former member of the European Parliament 1999-2009 and the Portuguese parliament 1992-1993. Professor, lecturer and author of several books and reports on economics and international politics.

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