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The challenge of addressing complex sustainable development issues - including climate change, forest degradation, and food security - have led to the emergence of a new type of diplomacy, known as Sustainable Development Diplomacy (SDD).

The Institute has developed the SDD model to spur stakeholder engagement in intergovernmental processes. This model offers an innovative approach to non-state actor participation in international policymaking processes, allowing previously ad-hoc mechanisms for stakeholder engagement in policy development and decision-making to become an accepted method of solutions to key global issues.

This model:

  • offers a unique way for various stakeholders, in particular, under-represented communities and minority groups to work alongside current SDG intergovernmental initiatives,

  • guides non-state actors in aligning their strategies with the SDGs and enhancing their contribution to sustainable development through public diplomacy activities,

  • increases the ability of Sustainable Development Diplomacy practitioners to encourage real and lasting change in their areas of expertise and interest,

  • demonstrates that innovative approaches to stakeholder interaction can be developed, tested, refined and for the public good, without risking the structures and processes of governments.


Who can be a public diplomat?  
Our Response: everyone!
Whether you’re a public diplomacy practitioner or student, at the start of your sustainability journey or developing your next set of commitments, we’ve got useful resources to support your contribution to the Global Goals through public diplomacy. You will receive a certificate in recognition of your contribution. Everyone is encouraged to take part, as every contribution counts.
Unleash the potential of diplomacy in SDGs!

sdg diplomacy


The 2030 Agenda cannot be achieved without nonstate actors. As these actors work to localize SDGs, opportunities to share best practices and expertise between public diplomacy practitioners and various stakeholders have grown. 
Our work on SDD seeks to help non-state actors better exchange knowledge to ensure mutual benefits and co-create multi-level and multi-stakeholder partnerships for more effective SDGs implementation. 

We created this digital platform geared toward knowledge circulation among NGOs and academic staff, focusing on three areas:

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Towards Effective Participation and Representation of Minorities in Negotiating and Implementing Sustainable Development Policies and Practices

Minorities are often uncritically seen as a democratic force in global governance. Non-state actors claim to hold states and intergovernmental institutions accountable and channel the voices of minorities in policy making. The Institute assesses the representation of minorities in global governance, with a focus on the negotiations of the SDGs.

We first analyze how minorities and their local representatives are procedurally included in global civil society (procedural representation).
We then assess minority consultative mechanisms that could be divided into four principal categories, as follows:

  • Co-decision mechanisms

  • Consultation mechanisms

  • Coordination mechanisms

  • Minority Self-Governance Mechanisms.

 We then quantitatively and qualitatively assess the actual representation of organizations representing minorities in the civil society hearings of negotiations within international organizations, where civil society representatives were invited to speak on behalf of their local representatives who claim to represent the minorities (geographical representation). 
Finally, we evaluate the extent to which these representatives who claim to speak on behalf of the minorities legitimately represented the interests of these people (discursive representation). 
We find that global civil society fails to fully represent minorities procedurally, geographically, and discursively, ultimately perpetuating injustices in global governance.


Towards Effective Procedures to Ensure the Representation of a Broad Range of Views of Underrepresented Population

Representation of a broad range of views entails communication in languages other than English.

All native and non‐native speakers of English, Spanish and French together only add up to 27 percent of the world population (Eberhard et al., 2020). About three-quarters of the global population have no chance to give any input as they lack the language skills to read the statements or follow the discussions. 

The Institut's work is directed to those linguistic groups which are clearly underrepresented in intergovernmental processes relative to their numbers in the global population. 


Converting  Underrepresented Population into Change Agents of the Social, Ecologic and Digital Transformations


Working in cooperation with partners, the Institute promotes a better understanding of intergovernmental processes, with a view to attracting people from diverse backgrounds into public diplomacy and maximizing the accessibility of the subject to members of underrepresented populations.











Online Certificate Programme

The Institute is looking for EXPERTS to participate in the content creation of a 10-hour content for Online Certificate Programme on “Sustainable tourism diplomacy”. 


We aim to build on innovative diplomatic instruments to form multi-stakeholder partnerships towards the effective implementation of intergovernmental processes that contribute to sustainable tourism.




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Building Bridges through Tourism Diplomacy:
Sustainable Tourism

The World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities".

In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development SDG target 8.9, aims to “by 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products”. The importance of sustainable tourism is also highlighted in SDG target 12.b. which aims to “develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products”.

Sustainable development diplomacy encompasses the use of diplomatic tools to attenuate the negative impacts of global risks ( economic. environmental, geopolitical, societal, technological) and calls for preparing appropriate risk assessment and management of public diplomacy strategies at a global strategic level prioritising action with partners worldwide through partnerships mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technology and volunteer resources, to support the achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries (SDG17).

The Biggest Global Risks of 2023 / public diplomacy

How we understand, collect, and analyse risks through public diplomacy tools

Public diplomats are collecting and analysing risk data through a range of tools, sharing what we know through media, and mobilising like-minded partners to incorporate data and knowledge in reducing risk more effectively. 

सतत विकास को प्राप्त करने और संयुक्त राष्ट्र के सतत विकास लक्ष्यों को पूरा करने के लिए आवश्यक है कि बातचीत और सतत विकास नीतियों और प्रथाओं को लागू करके अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संबंधों के प्रबंधन की एक प्रभावी प्रक्रिया हो।


संयुक्त राष्ट्र द्वारा आयोजित सतत विकास से संबंधित कार्यक्रम

इस भाषा में अभी तक कोई पोस्ट प्रकाशित नहीं हुई
पोस्ट प्रकाशित होने के बाद, आप उन्हें यहाँ देख सकेंगे।

आईएमएफ और विश्व बैंक समूह द्वारा आयोजित सतत विकास से संबंधित कार्यक्रम।

इस भाषा में अभी तक कोई पोस्ट प्रकाशित नहीं हुई
पोस्ट प्रकाशित होने के बाद, आप उन्हें यहाँ देख सकेंगे।

संगठित अपराध से निपटने के लिए एसडीजी कूटनीति दृष्टिकोण

एसडीजी तक पहुंचना अपराध के प्रति एक प्रभावी सार्वजनिक कूटनीति प्रतिक्रिया होनी चाहिए, जो अपने आप में विकास के लिए एक बाधा है।

चूँकि अपराध वैश्विक हो गया है, राष्ट्रीय प्रतिक्रियाएँ अपर्याप्त हैं: वे समस्या को एक देश से दूसरे देश में विस्थापित करते हैं। 
सार्वजनिक राजनयिकों ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र  कन्वेंशन अगेंस्ट ट्रांसनेशनल ऑर्गनाइज्ड क्राइम (UNTOC) के आधार पर वैश्विक प्रतिक्रिया का आह्वान किया। 
जब राज्य सार्वजनिक सेवाओं और सुरक्षा प्रदान करने में विफल होते हैं, तो संगठित अपराध रिक्त स्थान को भर देता है।
हमने अपराध के वैश्वीकरण से उत्पन्न खतरों से निपटने के तरीकों पर कई सुझाव दिए।
हम संगठित अपराध और आतंकवाद से संबंधित 15 प्रकार के अपराधों को रोकने और उनका मुकाबला करने के लिए सुझाव विकसित करते हैं।
साइबर क्राइम
नशीली दवाओं के अपराध
काले धन को वैध बनाना
न्याय की अड़चन
एक संगठित आपराधिक समूह में भागीदारी
समुद्री डकैती और समुद्री अपराध
प्रवासियों की तस्करी
आग्नेयास्त्रों में तस्करी
सांस्कृतिक संपत्ति में तस्करी
अपराध जो पर्यावरण को प्रभावित करते हैं
नकली चिकित्सा उत्पाद
व्यक्तियों में तस्करी

Free Resources

diplomacia publica

Public Diplomacy has a vital role to play if the world is to achieve

the SDG targets by 2030.

Economic diplomacy, digital diplomacy, sports diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, corporate diplomacy can all be brought to bear in the great global effort to meet the worthy targets set out by the SDG agenda.

On a practical level, diplomacy can help:

  • promote awareness around the SDGs,

  • increase international partnerships,

  • improve the regulatory environment and highlight opportunities.

At the heart of the goals is the concept of global partnership, therefore, diplomatic tools that can be utilized are relevant to all 17 goals.  Thus, aligning diplomatic strategies around sustainable development is a must-do.​


The 2023 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed ways to strengthen collaboration to “harness the power of multilateralism to the benefit of all.“
Each year the World Bank Group and IMF reflect on its efforts in over 170 countries to reach the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This Annual Meetings focused on building economic resilience, securing transformational reforms, and reinvigorating global cooperation.

Sustainable Development Diplomacy in Action: The Institute participated in Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund




Volunteer Professor Ngozi Franca Okoye

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We are glad to inform you that leading to the next virtual meeting we gather your input on the current and future planned work of the Institute.  Those who have not yet had a chance to complete the survey, we urge you to do so as we are keen to learn about your views in going forward together.

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