INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC CORPS OF FLORIDA
Who We Are & Mission Statement
International Diplomatic Corps of Florida Inc (IDC) is a non-profit organization registered in the state of Florida. It was formed to host the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in accordance with United Nation resolution 60/7. The resolution, co-sponsored by 104 countries and issued on November 1, 2005, designated January 27 as the official International Holocaust Remembrance Day .
The purpose of the UN resolution is to encourage member nations and its representatives around the globe to host and sponsor various events on or around January 27 to honor the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the hands of the Nazi regime. In addition, it urges nations to develop educational programs to instill the memory of the tragedy in the minds of future generations to prevent genocide from occurring again.
Tampa Bay Consular Corps (TBCC) hosted the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Holocaust Scholarship Programs in the five years ending January 2017. As a result of TBCC’s subsequent policy that precludes from “Endorsing any Particular Cause or Event”, starting February, 2017, the two programs are being hosted by International Diplomatic Corps of Florida, (IDC).
The International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is also a day to reassert a commitment to human rights. Due to the event’s historical and most important significance, IDC invites and welcomes a wider range of active and former official representatives of any nation as supporters and participants to the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day.