Aspiring Diplomats Gather for 2018 Diplomatic League Global Summit

Aspiring diplomat

 Ambassador to New Zealand Jesus S. Domingo opens the four-day Diplomatic League Global Summit by emphasizing the importance young people play in diplomacy and international relations.

MANILA 17 April 2018 — More than 100 international relations and diplomacy students from around the Philippines and neighboring Asian countries converged at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on 02 to 05 April 2018 for the fourth installment of the Diplomatic League Global Summit (DLGS).

The DLGS is an annual summit aimed at providing students a glimpse of the diplomatic career. The DLGS was launched in 2014 and has been regularly conducted by the DFA since then.  This year, the summit is spearheaded by the Diplomatic League, the Philippine Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand, and the Office of Public Diplomacy.

“The DLGS is DFA’s means to engage with our youth, to let them better understand our work as diplomats, to encourage them to consider a diplomatic career, and to already act as youth ambassadors.  What we want to emphasize is that you are never too young to represent your country,” said Ambassador to New Zealand Jesus S. Domingo, who has provided guidance on the conduct of the DLGS since it was initially launched four years ago.

This year’s summit is spread out across four days with speakers representing the various perspectives of Philippine diplomacy invited to shed light on the Foreign Service career and on the various facets of work in the Foreign Service. This year, the summit will pioneer a Model Embassy session which will enable the participants to experience key operations in a Foreign Service post. END