The Farnesina has organised an international conference to the debate the need to increase the number of women working in the field of diplomacy.

Women, diplomacy and rights were the three key works that are best suited to explaining what happened on Monday 16 July at the international conference, Women in Diplomacy, organized in Rome by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The conference grew out of an initiative to support and disseminate
Women in Public Service Project (promoted by American Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton). It brought together dozens of women from all over the world, especially ministers, parliamentarians and businesswomen (including, among others, Susanna Camusso and Emma Bonino, while Elsa Fornero took part thanks to a videoconference call from Beijing). It had a precise aim: that of discussing the methods and incentives available to bolster the numbers of women in the civil service and public international careers.