Leading the Future

The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.

The YDF will play host to an exceptional elite of young diplomats from across the world in a weeklong event that develops their skills and knowledge in areas around international affairs.

The forum includes exciting field trips, interactive workshops, simulations, case studies, presentations and speeches from leaders from the diplomatic world. The event will excel in facilitating exchange of ideas and fostering international relationships.



Our 2014 programme varied from foreign policy, to sport and public diplomacy, to energy security and other topics.

The participants presented the main actors of the Forum as they form the majority of the presenters and panellists. They will have to carry out research on the various topics for a choice of workshops and present them beforehand. Based on their research/papers, they were selected to actively take part in different workshops.


our objectives

The Young Diplomats Forum aims to develop the future generation of leaders through dynamic and highly interactive annual meetings.

Our objectives are to:

  • Assemble a taskforce community of global future leaders at an exclusive conference on an annual basis in different international locations
  • Develop future diplomatic leaders by building understanding and knowledge of global trends and challenges and prepare them for their roles as future leader
  • Collectively contribute to the international community through developing recommendations and consultations on key global issues and challenges.


book your place

Places are limited. To book your place, contact us via:

Telephone: +44 (0)208 853 3293