Heads of State and Government, Ministers, policy makers, diplomats, business leaders, academics, think-tankers and representatives of the youth and media will meet again at the second Antalya Diplomacy Forum to be held under the auspices of H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Türkiye, on 11-13 March 2022.
The participants will address a wide range of topics in international relations under the overarching theme of “Recoding Diplomacy”.
Diplomacy is indeed transforming. Its language and methods are changing. Competition, discord and even conflict are constants in international affairs and affect humanity with changing dynamic. New fluctuations in global affairs coupled by the Covid-19 pandemic have exacerbated the need for transformation. Shifts in the relationship between state and the individual as well as technological innovation require attention.
Humanity needs robust diplomacy to resolve tensions, manage change, facilitate adaptation and promote cooperation. For this, diplomacy must stay innovative, efficient, and effective. In turn, it requires composite efforts towards re-evaluation, reaffirmation and restoration, in other words, a recoding.
The recoding of diplomacy also encompasses finding effective ways to communicate national interests with renewed language, insight and impact, while making extensive use of rapidly changing and innovative digital capabilities. Reaching out to a younger generation is among the top priorities.
The multiple ways governments have addressed this evolving phenomenon of inevitable change has been shaped by their exposure and experience in dealing with local, regional and global challenges. Keeping diplomacy fit for purpose requires it to be attentive and adaptive to the demands of the day.
The Antalya Diplomacy Forum will continue to serve as a platform for an interactive and multi-stakeholder discussion on key aspects of recoding diplomacy at these times of change.