About GPDnet


Based on the belief that soft power contributes to the creation of innovative policy-oriented solutions to issues affecting many countries, the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet) was founded in 2014 in Seoul as a platform that contributes to international community through cultural and civil society initiatives by sharing knowledge and encouraging cooperation. The GPDNet is comprised of non-profit national level institutions promoting cultural and public diplomacy.

The Network’s Origins

The idea of forming the Network was started at the Korea Foundation Global Seminar in 2013 entitled “Middle Powers and Public Diplomacy” when participants agreed on a common goal of contributing to the international community as a middle power. The Inaugural Meeting of the Assembly took place in 2014 in Seoul.

Latest News & Events

GPDNET 6th General Assembly

Dr. khalid Bin Ibrahim al SulaitiGeneral Manager of Cultural Village Foundation – katara Mr Santiago Perez BenitezCenter for Research of International Policy (CIPI)Cuba Darwish S Ahmed Al...

GPDNet Is Growing November 08, 2017

As the Term President of Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet), Yunus Emre Institute hosted GPDNet’s 4th General Board Meeting in Istanbul between 19-22 October 2017. Seven active GPDNet members...

Cultural Diplomacy will Bring Peace to the World

Fourth General Board Meeting of the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet) under the term presidency of Yunus Emre Institute, started in Istanbul. Prof. Dr. Şeref Ateş Chairman of Yunus Emre...

Resolutions of the 4th Board Meeting of the GPDnet

The fourth General Assembly (hereby “the Assembly”) of the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet) was held in Istanbul, Turkey under the auspices of the Yunus Emre Institute between 20 and 21...