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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  • 28 Jun @SpainMFA * Today @AlfonsoDastisQ travels to #Washington to meet his US counterpart #Tillerson @StateDept #USA #Spain https://t.co/CeDK5SlxCI
  • 28 Jun @SpainMFA * The MFA and #Cooperation of #Spain co-sponsors the International Conference about #HumanRights #Madrid… https://t.co/fjkWDUvUT6
  • 26 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @SpainUN: Spanish PR requests a comprehensive strategy to fight against human trafficking &HT in conflict, recalling need to implement S…
  • 26 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @MarcaEspanaEN: #Spain women’s basketball team wins its third European gold medal. Congratulations #champions! #EuroBasketWoman2017 htt…
  • 26 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @SpainMFA: Coming to #Spain for the #WorldPrideMadrid2017🌈? Check the necessary requirements for your visit ➡️ https://t.co/AnSuFKJjTL🗓️…
  • 26 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇪🇸Rights of #women,#genderequality,#violence against women, priorities of our #foreignpolicy on #HumanRights #HRC35… https://t.co/niiwyOZkHm
  • 25 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @MarcaEspanaEN: #Spain, world leader in transplants, hosts its first World Transplant Games. Don’t miss it! #WTGMalaga2017 @WTGF1 https:…
  • 23 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇺🇳 Congratulation to @GhassanSalame on his appointment as the new Special Representative of the #UnitedNations Secretary-General for #Libya
  • 22 Jun @SpainMFA * RT @fpa: Statement by A. Tajani, Jean C. Juncker & D. Tusk on the conferral of the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord on the Europ…
  • 22 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇺🇳 ¡Congratulations Ana María Menéndez! Next Senior Adviser on Policy #UN #Spain https://t.co/UU20pKrTFM
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #Spain welcomes the approval of a new electoral law in 🇱🇧 #Lebanon, one more step for elections for a new parliament https://t.co/S6TJ1tlJVo
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the 2 terrorist attacks carried out over the past weekend in #Mali https://t.co/l3QPiYJRTr
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * #PrincessofAsturias Award on the #EU. A prize for all #Europeans recognizing the peace, stability and prosperity of… https://t.co/HKABsnpQ1J
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * .@AlfonsoDastisQ & @LinkeviciusL agreed on the importance of economic&trade relations Spain’s exports to Lithuania… https://t.co/b41pT7CjQW
  • 21 Jun @SpainMFA * 🇱🇹During his visit to #Lithuania @AlfonsoDastisQ reaffirmed our shared interests in energy issues & Eastern Partnership

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