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International Diplomacy Forum


10-12 July





Keynote Speaker


President of the UN Security Council



Kishore Mahbubani

Former President of the UN Security Council. 

Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations).
Professor in the Practice of Public Policy.


One of Prospect Magazine's top 50 world thinkers.

Kishore Mahbubani is Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He previously served for 33 years in Singapore's diplomatic service and is recognised as an expert on Asian and world affairs.

Felipe Quiepo

Communications Officer - Civil Society & Advocacy Section
Department of Global Communications
United Nations Headquarters, New York

This week's Featured Speaker, Felipe Queipo began his United Nations career at the NGO Relations & Advocacy Section of the Department of Public Information (DPI) in 2008. He currently serves as the Officer responsible for outreach, engagement and global communications with civil society organizations for the Section. 


Department of Global Communications, 

United Nations Headquarters, New York


We believe that diplomacy goes beyond politics. Whatever your speciality or passion, if you are committed to developing a global career then you will require the ability to use comprehensive diplomatic skills each and every day.


The inaugural Forum will comprise of practical sessions, interactive workshops, solution-based discussions, negotiation exercises, career advice and networking.

Delivered by respected Ambassadors, MPs, Government officials, Media and World Leading Diplomacy Experts, delegates will gain fundamental skills, insights and opportunities, essential for their role as a social justice advocate within their future careers involving international relations and diplomacy.

Whatever your speciality, aspiring global leaders are invited to attend and connect with other like-minded young individuals, who are committed to leading in positive global change with sustainable, just and inclusive international partnerships and relations. 


How to Apply


To begin the application process, we request that individuals submit their current CV and a recent identification photo to your specified Global Partnership Associate, or to the IDF Secretariat at, idf.secretariat@humanitarianaffairs.org, and please state how you came across this international opportunity.

If successful, applicants will receive a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) via email from the IDF Secretariat within 7 working days.

The LoA includes further information regarding your acceptance as a Forum Delegate, payment details, and related administrative procedures.   

Please note all applications are closing soon. 

For more information regarding the Registration Fee, please see page 12 of the e-Brochure.

The Venue

The International Diplomacy Forum 2019 will be held at the prestigious United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.


The UNCC has catered for some of the finest men and women in the world, who have influenced and shaped policy and diplomatic procedures as we know them.


You will have the opportunity to share the halls with them, and sit in their seats.

United Nations Conference Centre


Meet the Team

Janice Leong

Executive Director

Alycia Kawitzki

Global Partnership Associate

Claire Emery

Global Partnership Associate