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The Geneva II talks have just ended with little to show for them, or so the press claims.
Elder statesman of British Diplomacy, Ivor Roberts, has spoken out about the need for diplomats to be able to speak the local language.
DiploFoundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have worked together to offer an...
As a lot is being written these days about a great man, I thought I’d add a few lines about what he meant to me. Before I went to South Africa three years ago he was a remarkable historical figure, but somehow distant, belonging to the text I read on the end of apartheid.
This webinar first discussed why international law has not been a subject much discussed or widely understood by diplomats, despite the fact that they are in the front lines, creating international law on a daily basis.
Held every two years, the General Assembly and Council of Delegates are the key decision-making meetings of the International Federation and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. This year the meetings took place in mid-November, in Sydney, Australia.
The recent opening of a British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Language Centre, a replacement for the FCO language school closed in 2007 to cut costs, has highlighted the role languages play in diplomacy here in the UK.