In the increasingly interdependent world, diplomacy is our only alternative. Wars do not provide solutions for modern problems, whether these are regional crises, environmental challenges, such as climate change, or the risk of global pandemics. Compromise and consensus are not only the most ethical approach, but necessity.

This interesting comic presents one day in life of an e-diplomat.

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Jovan Kurbalija, Arvin Kamberi, Vladimir Veljasevic
Year: 
2007

This one-page document aims to explain the origins and needs of the usage of ICT in global participation, as well as to mention some good practices and potential for the future.

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Marilia Maciel
Year: 
2011

This paper explains main concepts of e-participation, including aims, various aspects, how to participate remotely, as well as how to organise e-participation for an international event (organisational and technical aspects).

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Marilia Maciel and Bernard Sadaka
Year: 
2011

A Social Reporting Handbook was created in response to the growing trends and needs of E-participation during important global and regional policy forums: it provided useful guidance on what social reporting is, why it is needed, and how to report from the events. The international and regional policy forums are not only taking place inside conference centres, but also across the world via Internet tools such as remote participation and social media.

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Tim Davies
Year: 
2010

This list of themes and topics is an attempt to map the field of e-diplomacy. It is work in progress, and all comments welcomed.

The five initial mapping categories include:

A. Role and position of diplomacy in the Internet era
B. Internet and the main diplomatic functions
C. Internet-based tools for diplomacy
D. e-Diplomacy on different levels
E. Organisational aspects of e-diplomacy

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Jovan Kurbalija
Year: 
2010

Ambassador Nabil Fahmy on Diplomatic Reporting (Source: The Rise of Netpolitik by David Bollier)

In the late 1990s, when Ambassador Nabil Fahmy became Egyptian ambassador in the United States, he decided to change diplomatic reporting from his embassy. Although it was in the early days of the Internet, most of his reasoning about diplomatic reporting is as relevant today as it was more than decade ago.

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy
Year: 
2011

Aldo Matteucci writes:

Everyone loves Wikipedia... yet hardly anyone realises that potential of the underlying software for streamlining paperwork in an MFA and significantly improving the efficiency of the archiving system. ...

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Aldo Matteucci
Year: 
2011

Paper delivered by Ambassador Victor Camilleri during the E-diplomacy panel on Diplomatic Reporting in the Internet Era after WikiLeaks, held on 9 February, 2011.

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Victor Camilleri
Year: 
2011

What is the professional expertise needed by a diplomat? One should not be surprised that understanding of societal affairs and economics is more important as a knowledge base than the theory of international relations.

Kishan S. Rana, DIPLOMAT AND AUTHOR, INDIA

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Kishan Rana
Year: 
2007

Extracts from The 21st Century Ambassador, by Ambassador Kishan Rana (DiploFoundation, 2005) – Chapter 3: "On Feedback in Diplomatic Reporting"

Source: 
e-Diplomacy Library
Author: 
Kishan Rana
Year: 
2011

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