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By on 30 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Have you seen the recent 10-year challenge on social media - people posting their personal photos from 2008 and 2018 side by side? Our collective data consciousness increased after Cambridge Analytica, so the probable purpose of this meme was quickly recognised by some: free and, more importantly, verified data for facial recognition for ageing.

By on 29 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a workshop on The Role of Regional Organizations in Strengthening Cybersecurity and Stability. A total of five sessions was held on: regional perspectives, inter-regional co-operation, best practices, international perspectives, and issues for international dialogue.

By Grace Mutungu on 21 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Low and middle income countries are rolling out sophisticated digital identification systems. Will they be a panacea for social and economic inclusion, or are they another way to control people’s personal information? 

By Editor on 18 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

With this event we asked: ‘What can sci-fi teach us about digital politics and its future?’ and brought together policy makers, diplomats, designers, writers, and other creative people.

By on 11 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog


By Alan Franklin on 09 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

On 20 December 2018 the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 73/257 entitled ‘Judgment of the International Court of Justice of 31 March 2004 concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals: Need for immediate compliance’  at the request of Mexico. The Avena case (Mexico vs. US) regarded the failure of the United States to notify Mexican consular officers in the US of the arrest of 54 Mexican nationals on murder charges, thereby failing to comply with Art. 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR).

By on 31 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) organised a webinar titled ‘What is the role of the private sector towards a peaceful cyberspace?’ within the framework of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace, led by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), in co-operation with the GIP, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Resear

By on 20 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

The event ‘CyberMediation: The impact of digital technologies on the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts’ took place at the Palais des Nations within the context of the Geneva Peace Week. The moderator, Dr David Lanz (Co-Head of the swisspeace Mediation Program) briefly introduced the CyberMediation initiative. The initiative was launched in March 2018 by the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (UN DPA) in partnership with swisspeace, DiploFoundation, and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD).

By on 19 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

At the opening of the annual UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held on 12–14 November 2018 at UNESCO in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a high-level declaration laying out common principles for securing cyberspace.

By on 18 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Earlier this year, we were intrigued by the discovery of the oldest intact shipwreck ever found – a Greek vessel from about 400BCE – on the bottom of the Black Sea. Ships such as this one carried trade, and with it diplomatic relations, between the city-states of the ancient Hellenic world.

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