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Welcome to ICPE

Until this day, ICPE remains the sole intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. More than 40 years ago, on 24 April 1974, ICPE was founded as the International Center for Public Enterprises in Developing Countries by the Government of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, following the initiative of the United Nations (UN) and with strong support of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and personal commitment of Academician Mr. Anton Vratuša, PhD, the then Vice-President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia.

It was a time of enthusiasm, emerging new states in the wake of decolonization and an orientation towards the “New International Economic Order”, which would strive to reach fair and economically balanced relations between the “developed” and the “developing” worlds. Strong and efficient public enterprises proved to be one of the key pillars of good governance and building of the economies in the relatively fragile and weak countries of the global “South”. ICPE grew on these ideas. Already in 1976, only two years after it was registered as a Yugoslav organization, following the expressed interest of many NAM members, ICPE was transformed officially to an intergovernmental organization of its member states. 30 states and 9 observers were present at the founding conference in March 1976. By the 1980, ICPE had initiated seven successful programs, research, seminars and trainings in the field of public enterprises, some of which were carried out comparatively in several member states and were financially supported by the UN agencies.

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Training programs

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ICPE provides training programs for government offices and different public sector institutions, as well as other interested institutions from its member states and beyond. With its vast experience in the field of training and strong connections with different academic, research and business institutions, ICPE is able to provide programs on the most diverse topics.

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Invitation: World Hindi Day at ICPE

You are kindly invited to the cultural event at the occasion of World Hindi Day which will take place on Tuesday, 10th January 2017 at 19:00 at ICPE Auditorium, Dunajska 104, Ljubljana. The event will start with a welcome by Dr. Anand Asthana, Director General of ICPE. Prof. Dr. Arun Prakash Mishra, former head of Hindi department at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, will give a presentation on Hindi language and literature. His students will receive special certificates for learning Hindi. There will be also musical performances by vocalists Rupa Chakravarti, Lasanthi Manranjani and Urška Kastelic as well as Boris Šinigoj on sarod and Vasja Štukelj on tabla along with dance performances by Raqs Roshni Dance Company with Rajasthani folk dance, Navrai Majhi dance by choreographer Prakriti Gaur, Sylvia Valentine, inspired by a movie choreography and Hemant Devara's bollywood performance with Kathak influence.The evening will close with a speech by the Ambassador of India to Slovenia, H. E. Sarvajit Chakravarti.