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Jethro International in an Interview with Exclusive Magazine

Photo of Mr. Bruno Costa European Director of Jethro

Civil Diplomat Jethro and European Director in an Interview by Exklusive Magazine.

In the Entrepreneurship Dossier of the Exklusive Magazine, the Interview with Jethro: the principal organization of humanitarian civil diplomacy in Europe.

E – What services does Jethro perform to support society?
BC – Jethro’s main work, in all the places where it is present, is to encourage the development of projects from each of its Civil Diplomats. Projects can occur through isolated initiatives or in collaboration with other entities. Jethro’s role is not to manage the projects but to contribute to their development and collaborate in their implementation. This strategic alignment, whose role is developed d by the European Director Dr. Bruno Costa, allows for the identification of social needs and the search for the best solution. While working alone or on their projects, each Civil Humanitarian Diplomat receives exchange assistance between the leaders of their network from Jethro. And so, in the different countries, where each one carries out its activity, it can benefit from the experiences that have already been dealt with in similar cases, thus making it possible to obtain greater fluidity and efficiency in solving problems.

E- What does Civil Humanitarian Diplomacy represent?
BC – The Civil Humanitarian Diplomat is an established representative with authority and legitimacy to carry out the extensive and relevant diplomatic dialogue between leaders of different States and Societies, both at public and private levels. Our diplomacy has a different nature from government diplomacy. The role of the Civil Humanitarian Diplomat is to act as an observer in diplomatic meetings to direct participation in recommendations for leaders in matters that concern social and human issues such as politics, health, education, etc.

E – Is Jethro officially recognized? At what conventions?
BC – Based on the concept of chaplaincy, Jethro is recognized by international conventions already consolidated, including in times of war, such as The Geneva Convention. In addition, it has a legal base at The Hague Convention, the Pact of San José of Costa Rica, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and, in many countries, according to the different Constitutions and dispersed legislation, we have legislation that supports the legality of the intervention of the Civil Diplomat.

E – They organize numerous events and workshops. What is the purpose of these events?
BC – Jethro Internacional events, lectures, and workshop conferences stimulates reflection, pointing to a humanitarian perspective so that society can find the necessary means to become more just, egalitarian, and committed to the principles and ethical values.

In addition, there are diplomas, awards, and public personalities that can receive recognition, as well as the exchange of experience between participants, with one of the main objectives of the events being to make society known, in general terms, for what Jethro is. International, his works, and future projects.

E – Becoming a Civil Diplomat gives you access to what kind of services and opportunities?
BC – Jethro works as a knowledge exchange network. As a member, in addition to the training provided, you will also have a network service that can immediately indicate solutions and access in all aspects. Whether private or public bodies. In addition, the subscribed member of Jethro has several prerogatives of those who hold the title of Civilian Humanitarian Diplomats. It also has a reliable Network that Jethro provides relations with governmental organizations, companies, and the public sectors.

E – They use a very appealing badge. At what circumstances does it make sense to use this badge?
BC – The elements that identify the Civil Humanitarian Diplomat are: an identification card, a leather wallet with an embedded badge and the hanging badge that you can use either on the chest or with the belt. I understand the question refers to the suspended badge. If you see a person using uniform and a badge, there is no doubts that he or she is an authority. With that in mind, the Civil Diplomat badge has the same purpose. Directly, immediately and unequivocally convey that authority is here. That’s why we’ve instructed that our badge is to occasions that somewhat is impossible to carry an identification credential, for example, in a public environment of catastrophe or commotion.

E – Is the organization of Civil Diplomats made up of several leaders from different areas?
BC – In fact, there are several leaders, from all professional areas and linked to Jethro. We have leaders presented in all areas of society, for example: lawyers, judges, business leaders, presidents of humanitarian associations, doctors, among other activities. The reasons for being part of the community are the most diverse. Some want a strong alliance society to give back, in the form of social support, what they accept to have received in general. Other projects expand their capabilities to other locations. And still others whose goal is to aggregate knowledge, and rely on the network provided by Jethro.

Photos by: Fernanda Jacinto

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