citizen diplomacy

There have been complaints by Nigerians on how they are treated when seeking visas.' In this regard, he made two important points. First is that the South African President 'has indicated that Nigeria and South Africa need to intervene by making it easier for our nationals to have visas to our two countries [...] that both countries 'have totally moved from political diplomacy to economic diplomacy and to promote this economic diplomacy, there is need for smooth movement of people between our two countries.'

Recruiting Students in Fight Against Zika

An innovative program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is empowering student scientists to track the spread of the Zika virus in the United States. 

From diplomatic spouses to citizen ambassadors, headlines look at the people behind public diplomacy. 

In an ongoing decades-long conflict between the two countries, the diplomacy of citizens has the potential to correct the negative image that has embedded in the minds and to change the thinking about each other through face to face interactions. 

“Our U.S. government can’t be everywhere at every moment,” said Jennifer Clinton, president of Global Ties U.S. “We must continue to find ways to leverage the citizenry to build the bridges that lead to increased security, economic development, economic ties and cultural ties.”

Women in Africa spend 40 billion hours a year walking to get water, according to the United Nations. The practice dates back generations, can be extremely dangerous and prevents communities from reaching any sort of gender parity. A world away, on her farm in Iowa, singer/songwriter Lissie is trying to do something about it.

FATE: From Apathy to Empathy - P2P #ChallengeExtremism

Three teams of students won this year's P2P: Challenging Extremism initiative, a citizen diplomacy project by the U.S. State Department to counter the dangerous rhetoric and actions of violent extremists

This new report explores which world leaders are on Instagram and how they use this social media tool for digital diplomacy. 

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