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Malta  | 
30 Sep 2015 to 9 Oct 2015
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The Modern Diplomacy for Small States workshop, organised by DiploFoundation, and sponsored by the Government of Malta and the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC), focuses on the current diplomatic challenges and organisational needs of small states, engaging as speakers experienced diplomats who have first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing small states and how these challenges have been dealt with in Malta.

The Modern Diplomacy for Small States workshop, in its seventh year, is designed to encourage interaction between participants and speakers. The aim is for participants to:

  • recognise the importance of branding to their nation state and discover ways in which they can increase their nation’s competitiveness through branding.
  • explore the strengths and weaknesses involved in using Honorary Consuls and learn of the sensitive issues and experiences involved in Consular Affairs.
  • consider the scope and thrust of Commonwealth diplomacy
  • fully appreciate the importance of protocol in diplomatic relations
  • appreciate and understand the bargaining powers of the negotiator.
  • benefit from hands-on experience of a member of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) taskforce relating to the upcoming meeting hosted in Malta in November 2015.

The workshop is intended primarily for professionals holding senior/middle management positions within a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other departments dealing with the foreign affairs of small states. Given the institution-building focus of the programme, participants should be in the position to implement in their respective ministries and government departments the skills and knowledge acquired during the workshop.

Applicants from a Commonwealth Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other departments dealing with the foreign affairs of small states may apply for a sponsorship.

Learn more about the workshop, including programme, faculty, sponsorship application, and logistics, by visiting the workshop website.

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