The Global Agenda Volume 1 2019 - 2020

In line with the Global Diplomatic Forum’s (GDF) mission , through the Global Agenda, we seek to include all the key voices and major players in international affairs to create together effective solutions to the world’s most challenging issues, both current and emerging.

The aim is to present insights of the major challenges to international affairs along with solutions based on smart diplomacy agenda of promoting multi-stakeholder involvement beyond the nation-state; the application of technology to tap the potential of the digital age; and a bigger role of women in tackling global risks.

The Global Agenda has been thoughtfully curated to serve as an essential guide and reference for the diplomatic decision makers and global leaders in private and public sectors . Each topic comprises three sections: firstly, a high-level briefing, which provides a succinct overview of the issue; secondly, expert insights from GDF board members, who forecast key developments to watch in the coming two years; and thirdly the Smart Diplomacy Agenda, which suggests actions that can be taken to enhance the diplomatic communities effectiveness in addressing these major challenges. 

For those who are keen to explore the issues in greater depth, our experts have also put together 3-4 references for further reading on each topic, which can be accessed directly from the digital version of this report by clicking on the headline.

 Each issue is examined in the way that it provides the grounds for scenario analysis for future developments of issue in the coming two years. This supports analysis of future events, their impacts on the decision process for executives In both public and private sectors.

The contributors come from 15 countries from different regions in the world with extensive expertise as analysts and practitioners which widens the perspective of the insights.


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Hard Copies will be available from Amazon from the 18th of February.