Antananarivo: People across the globe are going to mark October 24 as International Diplomats Day to acknowledge the role of diplomats in making our world a better place. 

Celebration of International Day of Diplomats was started in Brasilia on October 24, 2017 by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. and since then it is celebrated annually on 24th Oct. The celebration aims to underline the critical role played by diplomats as everyday peace warriors in facilitating dialogue among countries, maintaining peace,  and in promoting cultural, commercial and people to people exchange. 

This year people are invited to post a short video or text message on “Diplomats are …They …” For example- “Diplomats are our daily peace warriors. They help to make our world a better place.” said Abhay K., the founder of the International Diplomats Day.

Diplomats serve in different geographies, navigating diverse cultures, languages among others. 

People can also share their impressions of interacting with a diplomat or their perceptions of a diplomat, a poem on diplomats, etc.
with hashtags #InternationalDiplomatsDay and #ServingPeopleGlobally.