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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...

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria China Nigeria Relations As a FrameworkOn 11 November 2015, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) jointly hosted a seminar with the theme of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria: China-Nigeria Relations as a Framework in Lagos. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Gu Xiaojie, Chinese Consul General in Lagos Mr. Liu Kan, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives of Nigeria Hon. Nnenna Eledu-Ukeji, Director General of NIIA Prof. Bola A. Akinterinwa, Former Nigerian Permanent Representative to UN Chief Arthur Mbanefo and Former Nigerian Ambassador to Germany Prof. Akinjide Osuntokun attended the seminar and presented speeches. Around 130 guests from Nigerian government, legislative body, military, business circles, think-tanks, media and Chinese companies in Nigeria were also present at the occasion.

In his speech, Chinese Ambassador Gu Xiaojie introduced the initiatives announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping during the UN Sustainable Development Summit series last September and the views of China on peace, development, civilization and international order. Ambassador Gu elaborated on China's proposed 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) for National Economic and Social Development and the idea on development. Gu listed the contributions made by the Chinese Government to fulfill the UN Millennium Development Goals, and stated the principle, position and proposal of the Chinese side on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gu emphasized that China is committed to achieving mutual benefits and common development of the international community, including the developing countries.

Available at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201511181103.html 

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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