Science diplomacy

Geneva Science Diplomacy Week 2024

June 10, 2024 10:00 AM
June 14, 2024 5:00 PM

Hosted in the historic Palais des Nations – the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva – and organized in partnership with the key international agencies, diplomatic missions, academic institutions, global NGOs and technology leaders shaping the future of multilateralism, the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Week provides an unparalleled immersion, learning and networking experience into the Science and Diplomacy ecosystem of International Geneva.

Applications now open to participate in the third edition of the Science Diplomacy Week Immersion Program to be held 10-14 June 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Apply here.

This programme is aimed at

  • Scientists and academics from natural and social sciences with expertise and interest in GESDA’s thematic focus areas (Advanced AI and the Quantum Revolution, Human Augmentation, Eco-Regeneration and Geo-Engineering, Science & Diplomacy).
  • National diplomats/policymakers / legislators interested in the interface between science and policy.
  • Representatives from international organizations working on multilateral frameworks for frontier tech issues.
  • Representatives from the private sector developing frontier technologies/deep tech startups and companies.
  • Representatives from the civil society/NGO involved in advocacy efforts around agenda topics.

Program content

  • Interactive workshops, simulation exercises and negotiations based on GESDA’s Science Breakthrough Radar® and anticipatory “Situation Room” methodology, on topics ranging from carbon capture and climate-altering technologies, to neuro rights, gene editing, AI and quantum technologies.
  • Expert dialogues, institutional visits and receptions with members of the Coalition and other partners on key anticipatory science and diplomacy topics.
  • Public activities and events to stimulate engagement and reflection outside the disciplinary expert circles.
  • Private visits to key institutions and high-level networking opportunities with Geneva, Swiss and International actors.
  • Skills building and career development sessions to foster the next generation of ‘multilingual’ scientists and diplomats.


Initiated and facilitated by GESDA, the Geneva Science Diplomacy Week brings together new and existing training and capacity building offerings from the programme partners. Please visit the dedicated websites of the coalition partners and participating institutions for more information:

CERN – European Organisation for Nuclear Research

Geneva Center for Security Policy  

Geneva Science Diplomacy Anticipator Foundation (GESDA)

Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI)

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Science in Diplomacy Lab (ETHZ-UNIGE)

SDG Lab  

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  

University of Zurich

International Science Council (ISC)

More information on GESDA's website.


June 10, 2024 10:00 AM
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United Nations Headquarters in Geneva

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