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Food Diplomacy

 At the Institute, we co-build a food diplomacy model, which considers all the linkages that food has with a wide range of SDG-related issues:

1 No Poverty,

2 Zero Hunger,

5, 8,11,12,13 and 17,

to enhance international cross-cultural cooperation with various non-state actors:

that share our interests in eradicating the current unfair situation with food.

The Institute acts as a multistakeholder partnership that explores an urgently needed radical shift in food diplomacy.
Moving towards a more sustainable food system requires not just changes in the way we produce and consume food only, but also a deeper understanding of what food is in culture and international relations.
This broader understanding of food manifests itself mostly outside the framework of the dominant state-to-state diplomacy.
We invite food enthusiasts from diverse practices, backgrounds, and locations to join us.

Happy Farmer

Partner with the Institute

The food crisis, inflation of food prices, and land. water and climate insecurities contribute to the process of reinstating food at the top of the international diplomatic agenda. Fostering dialogue on food and international issues between various actors, including on a multilateral level,  our food diplomacy initiative raises great hope for small farmers.
As a non-state actor in diplomacy, the Institute offers its partners an opportunity to work at the forefront of efforts to achieve SDGs through food diplomacy. 
Any underrepresented stakeholders involved in food and international issues from all regions, particularly from developing countries, who are interested in working together to bring more balanced representation, promote inclusiveness, and leverage initiatives that can catalyze action are invited to join us.

Who can be a food diplomat?  
Our Response: everyone!

Institut de diplomatie publique acts as a space to test, model, and scale successful practices in food diplomacy providing its resources for thought and analysis to serve stakeholders who develop, implement, or teach all aspects of food and diplomacy. 

Disaster diplomacy

Food is the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Non-state actors have rights and obligations to participate in the implementation of cultural heritage conventions.

This phenomenon is most prominent in the field of intangible cultural heritage, in particular in food traditions, where communities and even individuals play a central role in safeguarding non-material cultural values of society and transmitting them to future generations.

The Institute analyzes the norms of international cultural heritage conventions and operational guidelines to identify the rights, obligations, status and roles of non-state actors. 

It is time to explore innovative mechanisms to enable non-state actors to assume a proper status and take on practical roles to achieve the goal of international cultural heritage law: sustainable protection of cultural heritage.

Food Cooking in Steaming Pots

The ICH refers to the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated with them – that communities recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This heritage, passed on from generation to generation, is being constantly recreated by communities in response to their environment and their interaction with nature and their history. It provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.

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The treaty states that each State Party shall take the necessary measures to ensure the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage present in its territory; and identify and define the various elements of the intangible cultural heritage present in its territory, with the participation of communities, groups and relevant non-governmental organizations, in the form of inventories.

how such aspects as perspectives as perspectives of underrepresented communities can be meaningfully mainstreamed into the tools of the Convention. 



The year 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.We invite all stakeholders to reflect on barriers to non-state actors working with underrepresented communities and vulnerable groups in safeguarding heritage with the 2003 Convention.


Connecting stakeholders from around the world to focus on culinary tourism development.

Food is now tourism, foreign capital, and diplomacy.

Most developing countries do not currently seem to have a distinct position in the field of gastro diplomacy where they can use all of their cultural potential for more robust action.

The upgrade of nation branding through a variety of strategies, such as culture and gastro-diplomacy, may

  • boost exports

  • tourism 

  • foreign capital.

Let our gastro diplomacy initiatives serve as a fresh start for cooks and pastry chefs to show what they do best.

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