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International Diplomacy

About The Programme

Interrogating how decisions, choices and policies of various states help shape the outcomes of significant international processes including negotiations, conferences and diplomatic clubs. It assesses the role of South Africa and Africa on a range of areas such as economic diplomacy, development diplomacy, public diplomacy, peace and security diplomacy, club diplomacy, and parliamentary diplomacy. Importantly, the programme also has a diplomatic memory and thought initiative geared towards capturing the knowledge and experience of current and former diplomats.

Key Thematic Areas:

  • South Africa and Africa’s place in the changing international diplomatic landscape
  • International negotiations and club diplomacy
  • Diplomatic memory and thought

Multimedia

IGD - FES Dialogue
T20 Summit Argentina
South Africa and Jamaica Past, Present and Future
MONA Debate
Does Democracy Create Free and Equitable Societies?
IGD Seminar with FES
MGG Seminar with the German Development Institute
IGD and ICRC Event
The African influence in Latin America and the Caribbean
IGD - HSRC Roundtable
IGD - SABTT Policy Dialogue
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IGD SABTT Symposium
BRICS in Africa
Blue Economy Symposium
17-19 November 2014
Humanizing the Textile and Apparel Seminar
G77 +China Symposium
Bali Outcome Seminar
US Diplomacy Dialogue
30 January 2013
Post-Election Zimbabwe Seminar
IGD Multilateral Development Cooperation Workshop
South African Foreign Policy Review Volume 1
Book Launch 15 Feb
South South Cooperation Roundtable
8 February 2013
Nuclear Diplomacy Roundtable Discussion
IGD Environmental Diplomacy Short Course
Graduate Discussion Forum
Post-Apartheid South Africa 2011
Code of Business Conduct Roundtable by IGD in Cape Town
SA's Second Tenure on the UNSC and the Emerging Powers Dimension
IGD Roundtable
Options for the creation of SADPA
US Diplomacy Dialogue 2014
US-SA Relations Seminar

Upcoming Events

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Migrations in North America and Latin America: An interdisciplinary analysis
12 November 2018, 15h00 - 17h00
The Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies within the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA&The Embassy of Mexico i... Read more...
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South Africa and the World 2018: Retrospectively Anticipating 2019
22 November 2018
The Institute for Global Dialogue and Human Sciences Research Council Cordially invite you to a roundtable titled South Africa and the World 2018:... Read more...

Cuba Committed to UNESCOParis, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated today here its commitment to UNESCO and the confidence in its management to come true the dream of achieving societies characterized by a legitimate sustainable development.


Cuban Higher Education Minister, Rodolfo Alarcon, said the island will remain committed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its founding principles.

The Organization should continue leading the global debate on the role of culture as an essential element in the sustainable development of our nations, Alarcon said after addressing at the 38th General Conference of the institution in session until Nov. 18.

This issue occupied a prominent place in the agenda of the meeting of culture ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, held in Havana in September, he noted.

Alarcon stressed that after marking its 70 years of its founding, UNESCO should continue playing a leading role in the fight against illiteracy, promoting a quality education for everyone throughout life.

He recalled that some few weeks ago, the heads of State and Government adopted at the UN General Assembly the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Unfortunately, the modest commitments defined in 2000 as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), were not complied with, he stated.

Alarcon stressed that Cuba did not only comply with the MDGs, but also provided support and cooperation to other developing countries.

This has been possible thanks to the political will of the government, the undisputed support of the people, and its solidarity and internationalist vocation, based on the principle of sharing the limited resources it has and not what it have enough, he said.

Available at: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4318331&Itemid=1 

Recent Publications

South Africa and the World: 2018

South Africa and the World: 2018
Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, and Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

South Africa’s BRICS Presidency 2018: An Inclusive Path towards Global Development

South Africa’s BRICS Presidency 2018: An Inclusive Path towards Global Development
Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, and South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT)

South Africa’s BRICS Engagement

South Africa’s BRICS Engagement
Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, and South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT)

Proceedings Report: Development Financing from the Global South: The BRICS New Development Bank

Proceedings Report: Development Financing from the Global South: The BRICS New Development Bank
the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA and South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT)

Towards an African Policy on China

Towards an African Policy on China
Philani Mthembu with Bob Wekesa

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