The aim of the UK Diplomatic Mission for the Principality of Ilheu da Pontinha is two fold:
Firstly, to gain recognition for the Principality of Ilhue da Pontinha from the international community. The Principality was created by Royal Charter by King Carlos 1st of Portugal in 1903, granting sovereignty to the owners of the 'fort and the rock upon which it stands'.
Secondly, to help raise awareness of HRH Prince Rennato Barros campaign to bring democracy to the International Monetary Fund and thereby creating a freer, more just system of banking which will benefit all the people of the world rather than a select few.
This office intends to do this by raising the public awareness of the Principality by a concerted media campaign and by entering into negotiations with all the embassies that are currently resident in the UK and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK.
The fundamental motivation for the foundation of the Diplomatic Council was the encouragement of international relations; entente cordiale in its purest sense. It was established to serve as a non-governmental Think Tank organisation (NGO) and shall follow the principles of the charter of the United Nations Organization. The DC network encompasses more than 5000 personalities worldwide.
The main aim of the Diplomatic Council is to contribute the power of diplomacy for peace everywhere on earth. Worldwide cooperation is the only instrument which may help in solving international problems on any level: economical, social, cultural or humanitarian. The respect of human rights and fundamental freedom of people without differentiation in races, gender or religion should be cultivated and strengthened.
As members the Diplomatic Council welcomes not solely members of the diplomatic or consular corps but also personalities from industry, politics, society, culture and sports.
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Ambassador Allmond ia a member of the ICD which is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin. The goal of the ICD is to promote global peace and stability through strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade, the ICD has grown to become one of Europe's largest independent cultural exchange organizations, whose programs facilitate interaction between individuals of all backgrounds from across the world.
The Congress of Diplomats
Ambassador Allmond is proud to be a member of The Congress of Diplomats which is an extraterritorial, interdiplomatic body of eminent diplomats brought together to offer their collective influence and experience. Restricted to qualified career commercial diplomats, Chiefs of Mission, Ministers, Ministers Plenipotentiary, Directors-General of Inter-Governmental Organization, members of the Judiciary and those specially invited by Executive of the Congress of Diplomats. The Congress of Diplomats aims at a balanced representation of regions, states, and gender amongst members.