The Diplomacy for Democracy Institute (IDPD) is a non-profit organisation based in São Paulo and Brasília.


The IDPD aims to promote discussions on diplomacy and democracy based on principles and values stated in the following documents and commitments:

I - The Earth Charter;

II - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

III - The Fundamental Principles of the Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil;

IV - The Individual and Collective Rights and Duties (Article 5) of the Brazilian Constitution;

V - The Social Rights expressed on Article 6 and other articles of the Brazilian Constitution;

VI - The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si', of the Holy Father Francis, and the document Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones, issued by the Vatican;

VII - The Charter of the United Nations; The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; Convention C169 - Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention of the International Labour Organization (ILO); The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; and the Convention on Biological Diversity;

VIII - Zeal for cultures of non-violence and tolerance, for literature, arts and science, commitment to transparency and ethics, respect for our collective history, strive for innovation and engagement in processes of individual and collective transformation.


Director-President: Antonio Freitas


Brazilian diplomat, currently on a non-paid leave.

Graduated in Business Administration (FGV-SP). Attended the diplomatic academy in 2004-05. In Brasilia, worked in the Department of Administration and in the International Financial Affairs Department. He served as head of the trade sector and later of the economic and financial sector of the Brazilian Embassy in Beijing (2010-2012). In Washington DC, worked as Advisor to the Brazilian Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (2012-2014). Had a brief passage in the international área of Sao Paulo Municipality. In recent years, founded and developed successfully a non-profit cultural center in downtown Sao Paulo, Tapera Taperá.