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Understanding United Nations reform. Ten theoretical clues: (3) Legitimacy above all
By Petru Dumitriu on 2 Feb 2015 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

As is the case for all public institutions, reform offers to the United Nations (UN) an opportunity to update and reaffirm the legitimacy of its mandate. This pre-requisite does not work in crisis situations only, but also in qualifying, in general, the sense of all its activities.

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Bitcoin 2015: What’s in store?
By Simona Cioroiu on 28 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
E-tools, Internet Governance, Home

2014 was a very interesting year for Bitcoin: even though its price dropped 67%, there were major moves in terms of trade, transactions, and capital investments. Big brand names like Microsoft, Dell, Expedia, Dell, NewEgg, and Overstock started to accept Bitcoin payments.

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Internet governance forecast for 2015: Unsettled weather, fresh winds, stormy at times
By Editor on 28 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Webinars

Unsettled weather, with fresh winds, and storms at times, sums up the forecast for Internet governance (IG) in 2015, according to Diplo’s director Dr Jovan Kurbalija, speaking during Tuesday’s...

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Understanding United Nations reform. Ten theoretical clues: (2) Limits to power
By Petru Dumitriu on 19 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Recognising the irreplaceable role the United Nations (UN) plays globally means explicitly accepting multilateralism as the fundamental matrix of international cooperation, against a background of globalisation and in view of the existence of common interests of all states, beyond their own...

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Taking Internet governance webinars to the next level
By Stephanie on 16 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Webinars

As for many of Diplo's friends, the monthly Internet governance (IG) webinars have been a constant on our schedule. Last year alone, over 300 participants joined us online to discuss IG issues.

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Diplomatic distancing
By Mary on 13 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

As more than 40 heads of state and dignitaries visited Paris on Sunday to show their solidarity with the people of France under the banner of anti-terrorism and freedom of speech, some in Budapest were wondering why Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had been invited.

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Laugh and the world laughs with you … or does it?
By Jovan Kurbalija on 8 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

Chappatte’s cartoons – as always – say a lot. The attack on Charlie Hebdo was more than ‘just’ another terrorist attack; it was an attack on humour, one of the most sophisticated ways we have of communicating as humans.

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Freedom of satire
By Biljana Scott on 8 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
Home

There is a freedom beyond the freedom of speech, and that is the freedom of satire. Freedom of speech is already curtailed in countries which otherwise uphold it as a basic right through the criminalization of hate-speech, holocaust denial and incitement to commit acts of terrorism.

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Understanding United Nations reform. Ten theoretical clues: (1) The relevance of the current mandate
By Petru Dumitriu on 7 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

‘Reform’ is a very fashionable term. No respectable statesman or head of an organisation would speak about their leadership intentions without a generous use of the notion.

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Influencing UK authorities to act in the interest of vulnerable people
By Editor on 6 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Mark Forsyth is Refugee Support Services Coordinator with the British Red Cross. His work focuses on asylum seekers and refugees, in particular unaccompanied child asylum seekers.

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