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By Pavlina Ittelson on 25 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

The practice of diplomacy is changing. Unlike some years ago, it now involves new actors and subjects. These changes have necessarily created new ways of interactions. Governments, the private sector, academia, and the science community all have a need to work together. New areas, like science diplomacy, are on the rise, especially in the last ten years.

By on 18 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Learning

A total of 104 participants successfully finished five Diplo courses which ran between February and May this year.

These five courses had a widespread reach. In fact, participants hailed from 58 countries all around the world.

By on 17 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

In our June WebDebate, we explored the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for peacemaking:  the opportunities AI tools offer for mediation, the feasibility of these tools, and how they fit into the role and work of the mediator.

By on 14 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

An analytical summary of the Final Report of the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

By on 10 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Learning, Internet Governance


Some 28 participants from 25 countries around the world attended and successfully completed the Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy course, running from 25 March to 15 May 2019, in New York. This was the second session of this interactive blended learning course offered by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation in co-operation with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York.

By on 05 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The continuing controversy around Huawei; the Christchurch call aiming to eliminate online violent extremism; and facial recognition technology raising alarms were among the main digital policy trends in May 2019.

By on 22 May, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Legend has it that in the 13th century Dominican friar Albertus Magnus built an artificial ‘brazen head’ that could talk and answer any question asked. According to story, his student, philosopher Thomas Aquinas, eventually smashed the head for ‘talking too much’. Centuries after this medieval escapade, artificial intelligence (AI) ventured into the world of science fiction, Hollywood movies, and eventually, computer science where it positioned itself front and centre.

By on 13 May, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Upcoming elections trigger fresh misinformation concerns; new data breaches lead to more pressure on companies; and an increased focus on digital health were among the main digital policy trends in April 2019.

By on 16 Apr, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

UNCTAD eCommerce Week took place from 1-5 April in Geneva, focusing on the theme ‘From Digitalization to Development’. Discussions emphasised the need to break down silos among different groups of actors and to foster collaboration in order for e-commerce to effectively contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation provided just-in-time reporting from most e-commerce week sessions.

By on 01 Apr, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Old concerns and new policy initiatives in the field of cybersecurity, Internet platforms on the radar again, and a renewed focus on the Internet economy were among the main digital policy developments in March 2019.

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