Frequently Asked Question

Humanitarian Affairs invites all outstanding youth leaders, between the ages of 20 to 30 years, who can demonstrate the following qualities to apply for selection to participate in the International Diplomacy Forum,

  • A strong interest in acquiring soft skills, for example, the process and skill of negotiation.
  • A global perspective of the world.
  • Ability to embrace diverse worldviews.
  • Possessing an analytical mind.
  • Driven and committed to global responsibility.

Please use the online application form to apply.

The Humanitarian Affairs Goodwill Ambassador is a unique opportunity offered to delegates following their attendance at the International Diplomacy Forum The role is voluntary and is a one year self-directed, initiative that allows delegates to impact their own community. Delegates will use the tools and knowledge acquired to create a better world in their own communities. Delegates are encouraged to initiate their own sustainable program to contribute to the benefits of others.

The Registration Fee varies from USD 950 to USD 1,050 and will include 4-night accommodation on a sharing basis; Breakfast, Lunch and coffee-breaks for the program duration; Access to all lectures, plenary and networking sessions; Local Transportation during Official Activities; and an Electronic Copy of the Certificate of Participation.

For those who would like to opt out from the hotel accommodation, the registration fee does not include breakfast / local transport from the official hotel to the UN Conference Centre. The registration fee starts from USD 800 to USD 850.

Please note the registration fees mentioned are not inclusive of the 7% VAT (Value-added Tax).

International travel arrangements and costs will be the sole responsibility of each participant.

We offer an early bird registration fee. Please look at the fee payable under Registration Fee. There will be an additional discounted rate for group registration of more than 10 persons.

We are unable to provide any financial assistance. Interested individuals may like to approach their institutions directly for funding opportunities. We also suggest that you check with local organizations, such as the Lions or Rotary clubs in your area for sponsorship.

We will provide approved applicants with a Formal Acceptance Letter to facilitate the application of Entry visas. You can present this official letter to the Embassy of the host country if you are applying for an entry visa.

Please note that the acceptance notice does NOT guarantee the issuance of a visa or admittance to the host country. Visa issuance is entirely contingent upon the Embassy’s and Consulate’s discretion, and admittance upon the Immigration authorities’ discretion at the point of entry.

Yes, you can still attend the Symposium as an observer. All NGO representatives, and those interested in Diplomacy are welcome, but the age should not be over 30 years old. The fees are the same as for any delegate; please use our online application system to apply.

Yes, however the full registration fee will still apply. Kindly note that you will not be eligible for the Certificate of Participation unless you complete the full training program.

You are expected to receive an email notice concerning the outcome of your application within 10 working days from the date you send in your application. If you do not hear from us, then most likely your application is not successful.

You may appeal for further considerations on your application if you feel strongly about participating in the Symposium. There will be a phone interview to assess your suitability during this process. No further appeal will be entertained if you again fail to secure a place after this assessment.

To contact us, please use the online contact form or write to

Three highly informative days, 200+ inspiring people to connect with, and a lifetime’s worth of memories to bring back home – that, in its essence, was the International Diplomacy Forum. My experience at IDF will be one that I will always cherish.

Bakhtawar Izzat
Western Connecticut State University, USA