"Flower diplomacy" is bridging political and religious gaps in Tokyo, as wives of foreign ambassadors in Japan meet each month for a flower arranging session and dinner at various ambassadors' residences. They will share their work at the "Flowers Connect the World" exhibition on April 22 in Tokyo's Minato Ward.

In spite of September’s deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi that claimed the lives of an ambassador and three others, the U.S. Foreign Service has more applicants than ever.

The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) has launched a new ‘Women in Leadership Group’ to complement its growing network of technology leaders. The objectives of the group will be to create mentoring opportunities for female graduates who are pursuing technology careers, mentor matching for female entrepreneurs and for women who are seeking corporate leadership roles, and to provide support, guidance, and insight for female-led technology start-ups.

Last week in Jordan, 50 women from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Yemen and the United States came together to map out ways in which they could use the TechWomen network to encourage more women and girls to pursue professions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM).

An exhibit, ’Celebrating Female Leadership within the International Staff at NATO’ was unveiled on International Women’s Day on 8 March at NATO Headquarters. The aim was to create greater awareness and to demonstrate NATO’s commitment to gender diversity.

To observe the International Women’s Day, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will organise a cultural programme ‘Aaradhya’ here on Saturday. Two events featuring women classical maestros in the world of classical music and dance would be staged at Shaheed Bhawan.

Women in the Balkans are leading a political revolution. Historically given little say in the politics of the conservative region, they are increasingly taking top leadership posts, signaling that the traditional rules are changing as Balkan countries shake off their war pasts and move toward membership in the European Union.

Seventeen women from six Arab countries discussed challenges and new trends in diplomacy during a weeklong seminar organized by the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry in association with leading research center The Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI).