The Diplomatic League Global Summit (DLGS), on its fifth run at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), gathered more than 100 International Relations and Foreign Service students from 35 universities in the Philippines on 29 May to 01 June 2019.
Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (PH NatCom), otherwise known as UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM) Secretary General Lila Ramos Shahani, along with her senior colleagues at the Department, was invited to introduce their youth programmes and initiatives to the delegates. SecGen Shahani also gave an exciting glimpse into future careers in diplomacy for aspiring young leaders through her work in PH NatCom. The DLGS is an annual gathering of students and young practitioners designed to provide simulation of the various facets of the Philippine Foreign Service. This year’s global summit was led by the Philippine Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand.