The diplomat of this century is a multidisciplinary actor in a globalized world.In this century, the activity and the profile of diplomatic tasks have been radically transformed due to the need to continue the fast pace of the current times. The diplomat is an expert in public relations, a good talker and negotiator.It is a profession surrounded by a certain romanticism based on popular thinkings considering the diplomat as a kind of spy.This is a legend created by the ideas that the diplomat only served to attend to cocktail receptionss and pompous acts.
Revising history, the diplomacy began with simple meetings between emissaries to discuss “next steps” between tribes, states and empires. Today, the diplomacy is no longer so simple. It has evolved in complex matters that states face in the global world. The “New Diplomacy” deals with topics as diverse as human rights, environment, corruption, technology, terrorism, trade, globalization, added to the recurrent crises and the permanent dispute and wars between nations and businesses which raise the emergence of new actors with international weight in the area of diplomacy.