The Global Diplomatic Forum (GDF) exists to provide a direct channel of interaction among diverse diplomatic stakeholders around the world.

We facilitate the global exchange of ideas and knowledge, building bridges for understanding and cooperation.

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.


The objectives of our programmes fall into the following categories:

  • Widening the engagement of diverse stakeholders in global affairs

  • Encouraging the sharing of research outputs and exchange of insights and analysis on different aspects of global affairs

  • Facilitating high-level meetings of experts to debate ideas, exchange knowledge and forge connections

  • Providing insight and enhancing understanding of key issues and challenges in global affairs

  • Engaging youth in dialogue around key global affairs issues

Our values are rooted in respect for different opinions and ideas; we advocate tolerance and reject any form of discrimination. We aspire to provide an exemplary model of respect for different nationalities, gender, faith and race.

Specifically, our activities aim to have an impact by:

  • Expanding access to knowledge and expertise in areas related to diplomacy

  • Increasing the understanding and use of diplomatic routes in conflict resolution

  • Creating partnership opportunities for stakeholders in different fields: Trade, Culture, Education and Environment

  • Enhancing understanding and interaction between societies

  • Promoting the principles of Smart Diplomacy