Commonwealth Diplomats Forum

Event date: 07 June 2024, 16:00 - 19:00 (BST - British Summer Time )

The Commonwealth is hosting a forum for diplomats from around the globe on 7 June 2024.

To be held at the Secretariat’s headquarters at Marlborough House in London, the forum is part of a new series, designed to engage diplomats on emerging global issues and reflect on the Commonwealth’s role in addressing them.

It will also provide an opportunity for early to mid-career diplomats to connect with seasoned diplomats and experts.

The inaugural forum, scheduled for 7 June, will focus on the 75th anniversary of the Commonwealth and the future of diplomacy. Participants will explore the history, current role, and future prospects of the Commonwealth and take part in thematic discussions on democracy and elections, and digital diplomacy. 

Speakers include:

  • The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth 
  • Prof Luis Franceschi, Assistant Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
  • Suresh Yadav, Senior Director of the Trade, Ocean and Natural Resources Directorate at the Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Linford Andrews, Adviser and Head of the Electoral Support Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat

This event is by invitation only.