Women in Diplomatic Mediation (WDM) is the program of the Human Rights Commission
of the International Diplomatic Institute - organization accredited with special consultative status
at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2019 - designed to give
visibility to Women already working in the field of Diplomatic Mediation and Diplomatic Mediation
conflicts and to promote, by creating a bridge between them, the empowerment of Women and girls
who want to pursue a career in Diplomacy and Mediation. The WDM
program will focus each year on topics selected from the priorities indicated by the leaders who join it.

WDM – Women in Diplomatic Mediation arises from the need, identified as a priority by the International Diplomatic Institute, to develop awareness-raising activities to strengthen the role of women in diplomatic mediation, also with a view to achieving the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda (SDG 4 “Quality education”, SDG 5 “Gender equality” and SDG 16 “Peace, justice and institutions”).

In fact, although more than 40 years have passed since the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW, 1979) and almost 30 since the Beijing Declaration of 1995, gender inequalities remain deeply rooted in every society.

The International Diplomatic Institute, with the WDM program, undertakes to make its contribution to highlighting the importance of the role of women as promoters of peace and security, proposing targeted actions that directly involve women, young people, public and private institutions , governmental and non-governmental organizations for the common purpose of maintaining peace and security at both the level of official diplomacy and informal diplomacy.

With the aim of strengthening the global empowerment and respect of , the WDM – Women in Diplomatic Mediation program has adopted a multi-year work program which defines, following the guidelines of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW ), priority topics for discussion and action to be developed in the individual annual sessions. At the end, conclusions and recommendations on the topic discussed will be shared and transmitted to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), to the governments of the countries involved and in general to the international public.


WDM – Women in Diplomatic Mediation organizes:

  • Online Congresses
  • Multilateral international conferences
  • Training and higher education courses
  • Youth exchanges
  • Workshops and laboratories