Initiated in 2020 during the first round of lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic, the SciDip Talks are SciTech DiploHub’s flagship outreach program on Science Diplomacy, which consists of a series of free online talks by leading world experts in science, technology, and innovation diplomacy, geopolitics and sustainability. As a result of the scientific dimension of today’s global challenges, we have observed how science and technology have become an essential component of international relations and global cooperation. As part of our effort to further the role of science diplomacy worldwide, and bring in-depth analysis and expertise to the public debate about the most pressing global issues we gather global leading experts to discuss the latest trends in Science Diplomacy.
Health Diplomacy and the Silent Pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as one of the principal public health concerns of the 21st century, threatening the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi. Infectious diseases have frequently outreached national borders and provided a platform for a deepening of international cooperation. In a recent meeting of the UN General Assembly, world leaders committed to promoting antibiotic stewardship and encouraging the development of new antimicrobial treatments. This session will explore the emerging role of health diplomacy in global health crises and some of the current initiatives to tackle this silent pandemic.