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By on 20 Jan, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Reflections on 2015 and predictions for 2016

Digital politics are quite predictable. We know this from experience: six years of making annual predictions of policy developments in the digital field. With the exception of the Snowden revelations in 2013, most other digital policy developments were easy to predict as part of longer policy trends.

By on 07 Jan, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

DiploFoundation and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) recently signed a new memorandum of understanding on training for capacity development. The MoU builds on the established cooperation between Diplo and the Learning Network for Capacity Development (LenCD) through which the two institutions have worked together over the last couple years to offer an online course on Capacity Development.

By on 21 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Malta urges the UN to consider the Internet as common heritage of mankind

On the 15th December Dr. Alex Sceberras Trigona, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the High Level Meeting reviewing developments after 10 years since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10).

By on 11 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, E-tools, Internet Governance

It doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out. Of course in situ gatherings, including both meetings and kids’ games, came first, probably around campsites and campfires. Interesting to note, then, that the 2015 World Championship League of Legends e-sport games had 360 million hours of live viewing, 334 million daily unique impressions, and average concurrent viewership of over 4.2 million, with a maximum of 14 million at its peak.

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.


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