21st Century Diplomacy

A new determining factor in international relations has appeared in recent years; its name is the internet. Nearly 2 billion people—almost a third of the world's population—are now connected to the internet. This is the context in which the new, 21st century diplomacy is taking place.

  • Public Diplomacy

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation complements its initiatives on foreign policy—understood as relations between governments and with different international organizations—with the activity of a variety of related institutions.

  • Economic Diplomacy
    Against the current international backdrop, economic diplomacy presents itself as one of the main instruments of Spanish foreign policy and a political priority to enhance the economic recovery and improve Spain’s image.
  • Cultural Projection
    Cultural policies play a strategic role in developing Spain's foreign policy, enhanced by our country's rich cultural and artistic heritage, and by a language that is the world’s second most-spoken; moreover, Spanish language courses are increasingly in demand worldwide.
  • Digital Diplomacy

    As part of its commitment to modernise communications and adapt its services to the demands of modern-day society, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation implemented a Digital Diplomacy Plan in 2015, which is now fully operational.

  • Think Tanks

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation collaborates, within the scope of foreign policy, with Spanish and foreign Think Tanks with a triple focus on thought management, public diplomacy and the spread of the work of Spanish Think Tanks.

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy

    In a world of constant change, where new global challenges affect all countries, Science, Technology and Innovation(STI) are drivers of socio-economic progress and of globalisation, participating in the reconfiguration of tomorrow’s world. Furthermore, their growing influence in all social areas and, in particular, in international relations, gives Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy an increasing importance in helping strengthen a country’s international presence and its image around the world.

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  • 18 Aug @SpainMFA * #BarcelonaAttack Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of victims. Terror will not prevail. Thank you for all your messages.
  • 18 Aug @SpainMFA * Following the situation in #Ramblas #Barcelona Please follow instructions of @policia @mossos @emergenciescat The v… https://t.co/HVhhoROtoF
  • 18 Aug @SpainMFA * @alexbojalil @police @mossos @emergenciescat Thanks Alex, we are going to write a new tweet.
  • 17 Aug @SpainMFA * Please restrict pics and videos of the events in las #Ramblas in #Barcelona and follow official accounts @policia… https://t.co/FbW4OnfhKF
  • 17 Aug @SpainMFA * Van crashes into pedestrians in central #Barcelona; stay inside and away from #LasRamblas; follow advice of authori… https://t.co/I265MfKrNJ
  • 17 Aug @SpainMFA * 6⃣ challenges to conflict prevention #PreventiveDiplomacy #Spain https://t.co/e3y6ZkZmzS https://t.co/cgdyOfpY6V
  • 17 Aug @SpainMFA * Today’s world encourages a change from a reactive culture to a preventive culture #PreventiveDiplomacy #Spain… https://t.co/zSjZNyiTvI
  • 16 Aug @SpainMFA * Spain appalled by the terrorist attack against @UN_MINUSMA in #Duentza & #Timbuktu Our sympathies are w/ the people of #Mali
  • 16 Aug @SpainMFA * 🇧🇫Condemn fully horrific attack against a restaurant in #Ouagadougou Our thoughts are w/ the victims & people of #BurkinaFaso
  • 16 Aug @SpainMFA * RT @MarcaEspanaEN: 100 projects selected to participate in the leading entrepreneurial summit in Southern Europe @south_summit https://t.co
  • 16 Aug @SpainMFA * RT @MarcaEspanaEN: Take an audiovisual trip all around the world and see where Spain has left its mark #SpainEverywhere https://t.co/M5K6PA
  • 16 Aug @SpainMFA * #Spain global leader in #tourism : #HistoricalHeritage #Gastronomy #Biodiversity #BlueFlagBeaches high-quality… https://t.co/McqyYW9MTT
  • 15 Aug @SpainMFA * Adapting our services to the demands of society with a network of profiles #digitaldiplomacy https://t.co/mJVwsKtYqs https://t.co/IR7WsvFldn
  • 14 Aug @SpainMFA * In 2016, we proposed the creation of a Special Representative of the UNSG 4 the safety of journalists #PressFreedom… https://t.co/498Z0WWiff
  • 13 Aug @SpainMFA * #Spain congratulates @UKenyatta following his re-election as President & Kenyan people for #Kenyaelection2017 https://t.co/2Sgxuo6cWg

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