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.

  • 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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  • 30 Apr @SpainMFA * 🎨 #Exhibition "Pity and Terror" #Picasso’s Path to #Guernica @museoreinasofia #Art #Culture #Spain https://t.co/wZSCEXEWUY
  • 30 Apr @SpainMFA * #Spain reaffirms its commitment to the Convention for the Prohibition of #ChemicalWeapons #OPCW20 https://t.co/nja14kaO2U
  • 29 Apr @SpainMFA * 20th anniversary. Entry into force of the Convention 4 the Prohibition of #ChemicalWeapons & of the @OPCW#OPCW20 https://t.co/Gsx4EttONm
  • 28 Apr @SpainMFA * 🇲🇰 Spain condemns the serious violent incidents that took place in the Parliament of the FYR of #Macedonia https://t.co/QRGy6pfkdQ
  • 28 Apr @SpainMFA * 🇲🇦 🇨🇺#Spain welcomes the resumption of #diplomatic relations between #Morocco and #Cuba https://t.co/p8j0XZ8xBt @MarocDiplomatie @CubaMINREX
  • 28 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @CoESpokesperson: #King #Felipe's visit @ Council of Europe was a historic event. The head of state addressed key European challenges @C…
  • 27 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @Maria_SolanasC: Participating in the 1st meeting of the women, peace and security focal points network.#WPS @rielcano @csmediterraneo h…
  • 27 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @KjerstiEAnders1: Thank you @SpainMFA for hosting 1.focal point meeting! @NorwayMFA strong supporters of #WPS, #UNSCR1325! https://t.co/
  • 27 Apr @SpainMFA * 🇪🇪 Mutual interest in stepping up contacts during the upcoming #Estonian Rotating Presidency of the #EU ➡️ … https://t.co/yofrRQ5rna
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * Analyzing the way in which national plans address these three fundamental questions #MPS #Women #Peace #Security ➡️ https://t.co/JbHJCdVXRj
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @SpainMFA: Each Member State has appointed 1 focal point responsible 4 ensuring the practical application of the #Women #Peace & #Secur…
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * Each Member State has appointed 1 focal point responsible 4 ensuring the practical application of the #Women… https://t.co/jzlRWHdZFi
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @ratasjuri: Met w/ Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ to reaffirm our strong relationship. Had a fruitful discussion on European & interna…
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @MFAestonia: FM @svenmikser & @AlfonsoDastis discussed future of EU, Brexit, Estonia´s EU presidency / "EU must stay united," they confi…
  • 26 Apr @SpainMFA * RT @WILPF_Espana: At the 1st meeting of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network, civil society at the forefront of #UNSCR1325 im…

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