Forum on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN 2024

"Promoting Democracy and Peace through Dialogue & Cultural Diplomacy"

(New York City; July 8th - 10th, 2024)


In an age of growing international instability, evermore questions are being posed about the responsibility and the role of the United Nations in today’s interdependent world. At a time when new forms of major conflicts and violence are currently on the rise, we must remember and learn from the global cooperation and the diverse UN initiatives of the past, which have allowed some of us the privilege to no longer live in a region of peoples divided, cultures suppressed and voices oppressed.

The forum will build on this past experience and will bring an interdisciplinary group of politicians, diplomats, journalists and academics together with high level global governance representatives in order to analyse the roll of the UN in this troubling time.

The forum will develop new initiatives, which will promote democracy, strengthen international relations and encourage cooperation between diverse communities based upon values of peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.


The Forum will take place in New York City. The conference will be hosted in the UN building and at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the cities.

Speakers & Delegates

Speakers and delegates during the conference will include leading politicians, chief diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.

Participants »

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the symposium, please click on the link below and fill out the online registration form:

Participant Papers »

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Forum, and would therefore like to welcome participants to submit a paper they would like to be considered for delivery at the Forum. Following the conference, the papers will be included in the proposal document that will be issued and sent to all governments and leaders of the international community. To read articles submitted by participants of our international conferences or to submit a paper please click here ».