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By on 11 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Yesterday, Mexico, Malta, and Switzerland renewed their memorandum of understanding on diplomatic training. This cooperation was initiated by the Instituto Matias Romero (Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and DiploFoundation (established by Malta and Switzerland) some 11 years ago. Since that time, more than 350 diplomats have been engaged in diplomatic training. The two institutions also developed and delivered a course on Migration and Development.

By on 04 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

New research on Internet governance, digital diplomacy, public diplomacy, and international relations

Time for celebration! After months of hard and creative work, thirteen students graduated with the Master in Contemporary Diplomacy in late November this year. This programme is run by Diplo in partnership with the University of Malta.

By on 25 Nov, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

We generally take Internet governance discussions very seriously, especially when it comes to determining events such as the WSIS+10 review process and the future of the Internet Governance Forum, which will be decided in New York next month.

Luckily, there is sometimes a 'lighter' way of looking at things. For Issue 5 of the Digital Watch newsletter, Diplo's CreativeLab looked at the stars for insight, and asked: What do the stars say about the future of the IGF?

By on 20 Nov, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

Geneva Peace Week was organised by the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. Here is the summary of the twitter coverage of the Geneva Peace Week activities......


By on 05 Nov, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The annual Internet Governance Forum is a much anticipated event by stakeholders involved in digital policy. It is also a vibrant week packed with meetings, discussions, and developments.

This year, DiploFoundation and the Internet Society have teamed up to provide just-in-time reporting from the 10th IGF in João Pessoa, Brazil (10-13 November), to help you stay up-to-date with what is happening at the IGF.

By on 04 Nov, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

On Monday, 2nd November, I addressed the conference ‘The CERN Model, United Nations and Global Public Goods’. The underlying theme of the conference was the interplay between science (CERN) and diplomacy (UN) in the globally unique setting of International Geneva.

By on 01 Nov, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars

Many digital policy areas increased in relevance in October when compared to previous months. The debates which surrounded a number of important events and court judgments during the month have continued to shape the WSIS+10 and IANA transition processes, and key areas including cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, and net neutrality.

By on 22 Oct, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Radiocommunication Diplomacy - Historical Context


By on 12 Oct, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The Zero Draft the ‘WSIS +10’ document was published on 9 October 2015. Apart from expected provisions (e.g. IGF extension, multistakeholder participation, protection of human rights),  the Zero Draft introduces some new elements, as well as emphasising formulations already used in the World Summit for Information Society (WSIS) process. These include the following:


By on 02 Oct, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars

The digital policy developments in September were dominated by the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, and the USA-China meeting from which a cyber arms deal emerged. Other developments were also important, such as the non-binding opinion of the Advocate General to the European Court of Justice on European data transfers to third countries, and the French data regulator’s decision on the right to be forgotten.


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