As the significance of science diplomacy grows, ministries and international agencies will have to consider their respective functions and the scope of needed interactions between two very different domains: diplomacy and science.
S&T advisors to foreign ministers will be pivotal in developing evidence-informed foreign policies and in proactively identifying emerging S&T trends that intersect with mutual and respective foreign policy priorities.
Institutions are adapting to the increasing influence of science and technology on international relationships.
The time has come for policy makers, NGOs, and the private sector to bring mental illness to the forefront of issues bridging health and diplomacy to improve people’s lives.
As young people around the world confront such challenges and threats as disease, unemployment, and violence, foreign policy leaders should look to science and its potential to help find solutions.