GDL activities at the Latin America-Caribbean Conference and the Forum: Future Affairs
Berlin, 28 to 29 May 2019
In a rapidly changing world, global power structures are shifting and international actors and traditional global diplomacy are facing new challenges. In order to tackle these issues, the Latin America-Caribbean Initiative, to be launched with a conference on 28 May 2019, will seek to enhance forward-looking and inclusive diplomatic approaches in foreign affairs. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, along with his counterparts from Latin America and the Caribbean and together with cross-sectoral experts, will continue the debate on how to restore confidence in multilateral processes and identify ways to strengthen strategic links between Germany and the region in the long term.
The discussion will be continued on 29 May 2019 at the Forum: Future Affairs, which will focus on the impact of future technologies on various areas of public policy and international relations. The Forum is being organised in collaboration with re:publica and provides a platform for representatives from the private sector, academia and civil society, as well as government officials from Germany and the partner region of Latin America and the Caribbean to reflect on the potential and risks associated with new technological developments and digital societies that are transforming security issues and traditional foreign policies.
In the course of these events, the Global Diplomacy Lab will host two highly interactive sessions designed and led by its members. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the public debates, exchange ideas with different stakeholders and shape the programme by designing and facilitating one of the two co-creative GDL activities. GDL Members are invited to raise their voice, bring their ideas to the table and elaborate concepts and proposals for sustainable and innovative solutions for the range of topics to be discussed at the conferences.
The official programme will be published shortly.