setting an inclusive global agenda
The Global Diplomatic Forum (GDF) is a London-based, independent, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to facilitating the global exchange of ideas and knowledge, and building bridges for understanding and cooperation.
We engage diverse voices alongside major players in international affairs to create effective solutions to the most challenging global issues, both current and emerging.
We provide a direct channel of interaction among diplomatic stakeholders around the world. We foster sustainable partnerships among diplomatic services, government agencies, politicians, thought leaders, media, IGOs and NGOs, academics, and the private sector.
We support and enhance the important efforts of the diplomatic community by providing objective research, analysis and reports, as well as hosting high-profile events and summits.
We develop and support innovative approaches to international relations, such as our concept of Smart Diplomacy. The Smart Diplomacy Agenda promotes three pillars of successful 21st century diplomatic endeavour: multi-stakeholder involvement beyond the nation-state; the application of technology in order to tap the potential of the digital age; and a bigger role for women at all levels of international affairs and negotiations. We are piloting the Smart Diplomacy Index, which will assess how countries are performing in terms of pursuing these 3 forms of diplomatic engagement.
We seek to shift the focus of transformative diplomacy from top-down to bottom-up. This includes prioritising the regional context, and ensuring that the aspirations of civil society are heard within the global agenda.
events for 2019
YOUNG DIPLOMATS FORUM BRUSSELS
2ND-6TH SEPTEMBER 2019
20TH-22ND MAY 2019
EUROPE POST-BREXIT OR THE BREXIT ATTEMPT?
29TH OCTOBER 2019
Engaging diverse voices and major players in international affairs to create effective solutions to the world's most challenging issues, both current and emerging.