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According to the World Health Organization, global health diplomacy is an emerging field that bridges the disciplines of public health, international affairs, management, law, and economics, with a focus on negotiations that impact the global policy environment for health.

The role of public diplomacy in health is vital.

As health becomes an ever more critical element in foreign and security policy, new skills are needed to negotiate for health in the face of other interests. 
An increasing number of health challenges can no longer be resolved by state actors only. 
Global health requires multilateral negotiations and needs to involve a wide range of non-state actors. 

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Institut de diplomatie publique acts as a space to

test,

model, and

scale

successful practices

in health diplomacy providing its resources for thought and analysis to serve stakeholders who develop, implement, or teach all aspects of science and diplomacy. 

 As non-state actors become better informed on health diplomacy, they become better equipped to play a bigger role in influencing global health issues and decisions. 

Our experience shows that health diplomacy is critical for the implementation of health programmes through complex partnerships. As a multi-stakeholder partnership (SDG 17), members of the Institut de diplomatie publique have been closely involved in a broad range of multilateral processes related to HEALTH DIPLOMACY and sustainable development, and in the ways to maintain good governance of those processes with inclusive opportunities for stakeholder participation. 

Many examples show that health diplomacy works and that the alignment of health and foreign policy can generate significant benefits for health. There is an increasing recognition of health as a goal of foreign policy and as a key contributor to development, peace, poverty reduction, social justice and human rights. Health diplomacy can have an important role in supporting sustainable development by addressing health as a social and economic issue of high relevance and in dealing both individually and collectively with health challenges. It can support countries in protecting joint interests and in taking positions on matters of common concern, such as access to health security, health promotion, disease control, access to medicines and technologies, food security, and water. Also, fight against transnational corruption and crimes in public health is dependent on successful negotiations with many players, whose trust has to be gained.
Our experience, coupled with knowledge, insights, and extensive networks enable us to offer helpful advice, including capacity building and connectivity to a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society, as they seek to find their own best pathways to effective engagement with international action on sustainable development.

Join an ever-increasing global membership that helps strengthen public diplomacy for the benefit of society, building the capacity to bring together and integrate scientific excellence and expertise from all fields of science worldwide.

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Non-state actors engagement in policy process through public diplomacy tools

Policy Process provides a systematic way to develop policies that can help address public problems. The policy process includes six domains, including non-state actors engagement as key stakeholders. Non-state actors include organizations and individuals that are not affiliated with, directed by, or funded through the government. 

Although the policy cycle may appear to be an ordered process that begins at one point and ends at another, policy-making can begin or be abandoned or altered at any point of the cycle.

Identify need steps in the development of a policy and help us to develop it.There is a recognised set of stages that policy development has to go through before a bill can be presented to parliament. This can take some time and is likely to involve (formal or informal) consultation with concerned stakeholders before the bill is drafted. The bill may also be amended by legislators, providing additional avenues by which interested parties can influence its content.
Note the different opportunities for non-state stakeholders to influence policy-making that each channel offers.

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